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Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 3

Latin America, 1st Edition

Edited by Surendra J. Patel


344 pages

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Originally published in 1993, this book contains 3 studies from Latin America: Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. These studies bring out sharply the processes at work in Latin America between 1950 and 1980, which were responsible for the crisis that the continent faced in the 1980s. In each case there was a striking failure in building up national technological capability so that the country could grapple with the problems it faced.

Table of Contents

Preface. Part 1: Mexico Miguel S. Wionczek and Miguel H. Máquez

1. Introduction

2. The Start of the Industrialization Process

3. Growth Without Structural Change

4. The Technological Development Process

5. Technological Development Policies

6. Concluding Assessment

7. Annex - Domestic Technological Capability: The Contribution of the Instituo Mexicano del Petróleo

8. Appendix

Part 2: Puerto Rico Sandor Boyson

1. Introduction and Aims of Study

2. The Puerto Rico Case Study: Overview of the Transformation Process

3. Overcoming Technological Stagnation: Operation Bootstrap and the Rise of the Industrialization Strategy

4. The Rise of High-Tech Manufacturing

5. The Rise of the Information Sector

6. Conclusions

7. Appendix

Part 3: Venezuela Alfonso Cordido and Luis Matos A.

1. Introduction

2. Socio-economic Change and Technological Transformation

3. Structural Changes

4. Procurement of Technological Capacity

5. Management of the Technological Transformation Process

6. Conclusion

About the Editor

Surendra J. Patel

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory