Title: The assimilation of computer and microelectronics technology in developing countries: the case of Latin America

Authors: Carlos M. Correa

Addresses: Former Minister of Information Technology, Republic of Argentina

Abstract: In Latin America, as in other developing regions, technology policies have been principally concerned with the creation and adaptation of technology. Such policies have neglected the importance of demand-side actions and the impact of IT diffusion on individual firms. This paper addresses the diffusion of IT in Latin America, and proposes actions within the framework of technological policies.

Keywords: developing countries; information technology; investment; IT diffusion; Latin America; training; microelectronics technology; technology management; technology policies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1992.025742

International Journal of Technology Management, 1992 Vol.7 No.6/7/8, pp.485 - 492

Published online: 24 May 2009 *

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