Against all odds: reconciling the national systems of innovation in the South

Jens Müller

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Abstract

The paper highlights crucial features of recent transformations in the national systems of innovation in the South, notably in Latin America . The systems, which were build during the past import-substitution state directed development period, appear to disintegrate under pressure from current structural adjustment policies and geo-political institutional changes. An alarming outcome is an inexpedient learning divide and a frustrating institutional divide that sustain internal national technological divides. A fundamental problem is that existing endogenous innovative capabilities in the rapidly expanding informal segments of the economies become isolated and encapsulated, thus weakening their potential contribution to social sustenance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2004
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventDRUID Summer Conference 2004 on industrial dynamics, innovation, growth and development - Helsingør, Denmark
Duration: 14 Jun 200416 Jun 2004

Conference

ConferenceDRUID Summer Conference 2004 on industrial dynamics, innovation, growth and development
CountryDenmark
CityHelsingør
Period14/06/200416/06/2004

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innovation
import substitution
institutional change
Latin America
economy
learning

Keywords

  • transformation
  • innovation
  • technology
  • development
  • Latin America
  • economy
  • informal sector

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Müller, J. (2004). Against all odds: reconciling the national systems of innovation in the South. Paper presented at DRUID Summer Conference 2004 on industrial dynamics, innovation, growth and development, Helsingør, Denmark.
Müller, Jens. / Against all odds : reconciling the national systems of innovation in the South. Paper presented at DRUID Summer Conference 2004 on industrial dynamics, innovation, growth and development, Helsingør, Denmark.21 p.
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Müller J. Against all odds: reconciling the national systems of innovation in the South. 2004. Paper presented at DRUID Summer Conference 2004 on industrial dynamics, innovation, growth and development, Helsingør, Denmark.