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Technology and Industrial Parks in Emerging Countries

Panacea or Pipedream?

  • Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
  • Daniel Hardy

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Regional Science book series (BRIEFSREGION)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Daniel Hardy
    Pages 1-5
  3. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Daniel Hardy
    Pages 7-13
  4. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Daniel Hardy
    Pages 15-22
  5. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Daniel Hardy
    Pages 23-28
  6. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Daniel Hardy
    Pages 29-58
  7. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Daniel Hardy
    Pages 59-66
  8. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Daniel Hardy
    Pages 67-95
  9. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Daniel Hardy
    Pages 97-99
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 101-110

About this book

Introduction

Industrial and technology parks are commonly regarded as a policy panacea. They tend to be considered as the ideal instrument to alleviate an assortment of institutional, political, economic, social and ultimately, technological weaknesses and often form the centrepiece of development strategies. Yet, the real impact of industrial and technology parks, especially in emerging countries is still poorly understood. Focusing on examples from Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the book represents a first approach to understand the potential and reality of industrial and technology parks in emerging countries. It is argued that although some parks have been successful in addressing a range of key problems, including underdevelopment, unemployment and a lack of investment, the majority have failed to deliver, rendering the promise of many parks little more than a pipedream.

Keywords

Development strategies Emerging countries Industrial parks Innovation and technology policy Science and technology parks

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
    • 1
  • Daniel Hardy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography and EnvironmentLondon School of EconomicsLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Geography and EnvironmentLondon School of EconomicsLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07992-9
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07991-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07992-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-0427
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-0435
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