1st Edition

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 3
Latin America

Edited By

Surendra J. Patel

ISBN 9780815363767
Published January 22, 2020 by Routledge
348 Pages

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Book Description

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

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