The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley (Google eBook)

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MIT Press, 2007 - Guadalajara (Mexico)
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Analyzes the extent to which foreign investment in Mexico's information technology sector brought economic, social, and environmental benefits to Guadalajara.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Promise of FDI for Sustainable Development
13
2 The Emergence of Mexicos Enclave Economy
43
A Profile of the IT Industry
71
4 Wired for Sustainable Development? IT and Late Industrialization
99
5 Mexicos Bid for a Place in the Global IT Industry
121
6 Silicon Dreams Mexican Reality
139
7 Importing Environmentalism?
159
8 Beyond the Enclave Economy
177
Notes
193
Bibliography
197
The Series
209
Index
211
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