Latin America’s capacity for technological innovation

http://www.intech.unu.edu/publications/discussion-papers/2004-4.pdf

Science and Technology in Latin American and the Caribbean: An Overview.  Lea Velho, 2004.

The researcher posits that the transition to a knowledge society in developed countries was due to a robust investment in R&D from both public and private sectors, a cadre of well-trained research personnel available, and strong links between anchor institutions like universities and the business sector. Also research needs to be driven by the needs on the ground,, not by an international research bureaucracy.  The article compares Latin America with the developed world, as well as individual LatAm countries with the others.

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