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Unpublished Paper
Measures of Science & Technology in Ecuador
Innovation (2008)
  • PhD(c) José Luis Massón Guerra, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

One of the structural problems in Latin-American has been the lower innovative capacity and lower generation of economically exploitable knowledge. This phenomenon has been produced by the absence of government’s incentives and strategies in order to be competitive inside the Knowledge Based Economy. More concretely, political, institutional and social factors have contributed negatively within this reality. As a consequence, the knowledge generation in this region is insufficient not only to satisfy its necessities but also to be competitive in the global context. At difference, the developing regions have recognized the significance impact of Science and Technology (S&T) and Education in their sustainable growth. In the Latin-American context, this analysis requires robust indicators that help to evidence the causes of this problematic. In this respect, the absence of harmonized politics and common variables that allows studying the evolution of S&T in the Latin-American region is the main limitation for this analysis. Based on that, this report brings an exploratory analysis that allows identifying the critical factors and the possible solutions of this S&T problematic. In parallel, the case of the National Innovation System implanted in Ecuador is presented and evaluated.

  • Innovation,
  • Entrepreneurship,
  • Science
Publication Date
Summer June 29, 2008
Citation Information
PhD(c) José Luis Massón Guerra. "Measures of Science & Technology in Ecuador" Innovation (2008)
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