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Handbook of Research on Economic Growth and Technological Change in Latin America

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Investment in Latin America is continuously developing in complex patterns due to the region’s increasing role in the global economy. The Handbook of Research on Economic Growth and Technological Change in Latin America helps readers to better understand the importance of Latin America in today’s global economy. The book discusses the developments of investments involving Latin American Multinational Corporations (“Multilatinas”) within the region. This investment is having profound influences on the state of business, government, and technological development in Latin America, which are all explored in this reference publication for use by Researchers, scholar-practitioners, business executives, students, and academicians.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  7. Foreword
    1. REFERENCES
  8. Preface
  9. Chapter 1: Does Technology Adoption Matter for Economic Development?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. SHEDDING LIGHT ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES, GROWTH, AND LATIN AMERICAN ECONOMIES: GENERAL OUTLINE
    3. DATA EXPLANATION AND EMPIRICAL SETTINGS
    4. NEW TECHNOLOGIES DIFFUSION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: EVIDENCE FOR LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES
    5. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. ENDNOTES
    9. APPENDIX
  10. Chapter 2: Ideologies and Practices of Management in Latin America
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LATIN AMERICA: ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND
    4. THE ROAD AHEAD
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. ENDNOTES
  11. Chapter 3: Technology-Intensive Suppliers as a Key Element for Structural Change in Latin America
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 4: Brazil
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. NATURAL RESOURCES: THE FINANCIAL EPITAPH FOR BRAZILIAN WORKERS
    3. THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH OF THE BRAZILIAN INDEPENDENCE
    4. EFFECTS OF PORTUGAL’S ROYAL FAMILY IN BRAZIL’S SOCIETY, ECONOMY, AND INDEPENDENCE
    5. A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE BRAZILIAN POLITICAL-ECONOMIC SYSTEM: THE INFLUENCE OF MULTINATIONALS
    6. BRAZIL WITHIN BRIC
    7. BRAZIL: THE ECONOMIC MIRACLE
    8. TECHNOLOGICAL DEPENDENCY
    9. BRAZIL AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)
    10. THE BRAZILIAN SOCIETY DICHOTOMY BETWEEN THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS: INFLUENCE OF EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL FORCES
    11. CHINA’S IMPACT ON THE BRAZILIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
    12. POTENTIAL ASPECTS OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: BRAZIL SWOT ANALYSIS
    13. IS BRAZIL GOING TO MISS THE BOAT AGAIN?
    14. CONCLUSION
    15. REFERENCES
    16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    17. APPENDIX
  13. Chapter 5: Taxpayers' Attitudes towards Tax Evasion in Latin American Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAIN TAX STATISTICS IN LATIN AMERICA COUNTRIES
    4. TAX COMPLIANCE MODELS
    5. THE ROLE OF TAX MORALE IN SHAPING TAX COMPLIANCE BEHAVIOR
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 6: Integration and Foreign Investment in Latin America
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE OVERVIEW
    4. THE FACTS
    5. THE CONTEXT: THE COMPETING TRADING BLOCS
    6. SPECIFICATION AND ESTIMATION OF THE ECONOMETRIC MODEL
    7. ANALYSIS OF RESULTS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  15. Chapter 7: The Caribbean Community
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. THE CARIBBEAN
    3. THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 8: Technological Change and Innovation in Latin American Emerging Economies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH METHOD
    5. INNOVATION IN THE PORK INDUSTRY OF ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA
    6. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINiTIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  17. Chapter 9: Business Ethics in Latin America and Its Impact on Sustained Economic Growth
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LATIN AMERICA (LA) AND THE CARIBBEAN REGION
    4. ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AND BUSINESS ETHICS OF LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES
    5. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR BUSINESS ETHICS
    6. ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING PROCESS
    7. PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES TO BUSINESS ETHICS
    8. MEASURES OF BUSINESS ETHICS
    9. BUSINESS ETHICS INDEX (BEI)
    10. CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX (CPI)
    11. ECONOMIC FREEDOM INDEX (EFI) AND FREEDOM FROM CORRUPTION INDEX (FFCI)
    12. EFFECT OF ORGANIZATIONAL AND NATIONAL CULTURE ON BUSINESS ETHICS MANAGEMENT IN LATIN AMERICA
    13. ROLE OF RELIGION ON BUSINESS ETHICS IN LA
    14. INFLUENCE OF INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA ON BUSINESS ETHICS
    15. BUSINESS ETHICS, TRUST, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
    16. SUMMARY
    17. REFERENCES
    18. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 10: The Role and Challenges of Consumer Research in the Dynamic Economic and Social Environment of Latin America
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE LATIN AMERICAN CONSUMER AND MARKETPLACE
    4. MARKETING RESEARCH IN THE LATIN AMERICAN CONTEXT
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. ENDNOTES
  19. Chapter 11: Entrepreneurs' Responses to Illegitimate Institutional Pressures in Monterrey, Mexico
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELEVANT LITERATURE
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  20. Chapter 12: The Internationalization Process of Multilatinas from Chile
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHILE AS HOME FOR MULTILATINAS
    4. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    5. PROPOSITIONS
    6. RESEARCH DESIGN
    7. ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  21. Chapter 13: Chile under the Government of Sebastián Piñera
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN CHILE IN 2010
    3. CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILEAN ECONOMY, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY
    4. THE POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SEBASTIÁN PIÑERA
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 14: Setting the Scene for the Development of Differentiation Strategies in Emerging Markets
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. CHINESE MNCs IN LATIN AMERICA: A CASE STUDY
    5. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 15: Impact of CAFTA-DR's Environmental Provisions on Member Countries and Firm-Level Environmental Voluntary Mechanisms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CAFTA-DR BACKGROUND
    3. TRADE, FDI, AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION: THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS
    4. CAFTA-DR: COUNTRIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
    5. COUNTRY BACKGROUND AND ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK
    6. FIRM-LEVEL VOLUNTARY MECHANISMS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CAFTA-DR REGION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX 1
  24. Chapter 16: A Structurationist Analysis of Differing Policies Oriented to the Pharmaceutical Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DIFFERING STATE STRATEGIES SPECIFIC TO THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY: HOBSON’S APPROACH
    4. PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, AND STRUCTURATIONIST APPROACH: BRAZIL AND TURKEY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFİNİTİONS
    8. ENDNOTES
  25. Chapter 17: The Central American Clothing Assembly Industry and the Asian Competition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE ELIMINATION OF QUOTAS AND THE ASIAN COMPETITION
    4. US IMPORT SHARES OF ASIAN VERSUS CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES UNDER HTS 61
    5. US IMPORT SHARES OF CHINA VERSUS CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES UNDER FOUR DIGIT SUBSECTIONS OF HTS 61
    6. CAFTA - DR
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX
  26. Chapter 18: Macroeconomic Policy in Cuba
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FISCAL POLICY
    4. MONETARY POLICY
    5. EXCHANGE RATE POLICY
    6. WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND HOW?
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  27. Chapter 19: Understanding the Impact of Securities Markets Reform on the Economy of Brazil
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BRAZIL AS A POTENTIAL SUPERPOWER:
    4. BRAZIL SECURITIES MARKET TO DATE
    5. PRESENT REFORMS AND IMPLICATIONS ON THE REFORMS OF 2002
    6. INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
    7. IMPLICATIONS OF REFORMS ON THE BRAZILIAN MARKET WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SECURITIES
    8. REFORMS WITHIN BRICS NATIONS: LESSONS FOR BRAZIL
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  28. Chapter 20: Lessons Learned from Chilean Model of Innovation and Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. RELEVANCE OF THE THEME
    3. CHILEAN ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. R & D POLICIES AND TECHNOLOGICAL STRATEGIES APPLIED IN CHILE
    6. LIGHTS AND SHADOWS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX
  29. Chapter 21: Inducascos S.A.
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. THE MOTORCYCLE MARKET AND THE USE OF HELMETS
    3. THE HISTORY OF THE USE OF HELMET – RELATED NORMS
    4. THE ROAD AHEAD: INTERNATIONALIZATION AS A CONDITION FOR LEADERSHIP IN THE LOCAL MARKET
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. ENDNOTES
  30. Chapter 22: The Ethics of Tax Evasion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. THE PRESENT STUDY
    5. FINDINGS
    6. CONCLUDING COMMENTS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  31. Chapter 23: Attitudes toward Bribery
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
    4. THE PRESENT STUDY
    5. FINDINGS
    6. CONCLUDING COMMENTS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  32. Chapter 24: A Different Kind of Investor?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESULTS
    4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. ENDNOTES
  33. Compilation of References
  34. About the Contributors