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Developing nanotechnology in Latin America

Kay, Luciano and Shapira, Philip (2009) Developing nanotechnology in Latin America. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11 (2). pp. 259-278.

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This article investigates the development of nanotechnology in Latin America with a particular focus on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. Based on data for nanotechnology research publications and patents and suggesting a framework for analyzing the development of R&D networks, we identify three potential strategies of nanotechnology research collaboration. Then, we seek to identify the balance of emphasis upon each of the three strategies by mapping the current research profile of those four countries. In general, we find that they are implementing policies and programs to develop nanotechnologies but differ in their collaboration strategies, institutional involvement, and level of development. On the other hand, we find that they coincide in having a modest industry participation in research and a low level of commercialization of nanotechnologies.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:10395
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:01 Nov 2011 09:24
Last Modified:02 Nov 2011 00:47

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