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FDI, Social Ties and Technological Learning in New Silicon Valley Clones. Evidence from the Costa Rican ICT Cluster

Published on Aug 1, 2011in Journal of Development Studies1.53
· DOI :10.1080/00220388.2010.547935
Luciano Ciravegna13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Lond: University of London)
Abstract
This study, based on qualitative evidence collected through 150 interviews with local entrepreneurs, multinational corporations (MNC) directors, and other actors, contributes to the understanding of the effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) by showing that the social ties of local entrepreneurs and MNC directors affect technological learning in the Costa Rican information and communication technologies (ICT) cluster in ways that are often overlooked by the literature on technological capabilities. It illustrates that the social disembeddedness of MNC directors and the low endowment of transnational social ties of local entrepreneurs contribute to explain the limited effect of FDI on technological learning in the Costa Rican Silicon Valley clone.
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#2Olli Kuivalainen (University of Manchester)H-Index: 19
Last.Luis López (INCAE Business School)H-Index: 7
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