Title: Latin America's experience with technology policies: current situation and prospects

Authors: Wilson Peres-Nunez

Addresses: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Casilla 179 D, Santiago, Chile

Abstract: The paper presents stylized facts about Latin America|s experience with policies and institutions to promote technological development and suggests strategy and policy guidelines to foster the region|s technological modernisation in the 1990s. As this experience includes a wide range of countries, policies and instruments, many developing countries might learn a lot from Latin American successes and policy failures. The paper concludes with a discussion of the most relevant policy issues that should be included in an agenda for the immediate future: competition policies beyond trade-liberalisation, strategic alliances, the impact of regional and sub-regional integration on technological development, and the building up of an integrated approach to technological development and social justice.

Keywords: economic development; industrial policy; Latin America; technological policy; competition policies; trade liberalisation; strategic alliances; regional integration; technology development; social justice.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1994.025579

International Journal of Technology Management, 1994 Vol.9 No.3/4, pp.332 - 350

Available online: 23 May 2009 *

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