The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley (Google eBook)
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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1 The Promise of FDI for Sustainable Development
2 The Emergence of Mexicos Enclave Economy
A Profile of the IT Industry
4 Wired for Sustainable Development? IT and Late Industrialization
5 Mexicos Bid for a Place in the Global IT Industry
6 Silicon Dreams Mexican Reality
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Page 4 - Given the appropriate host-country policies and a basic level of development, a preponderance of studies shows that FDI triggers technology spillovers, assists human capital formation, contributes to international trade integration, helps create a more competitive business environment and enhances enterprise development. All of these contribute to higher economic growth, which is the most potent tool for alleviating poverty in developing countries, (ibid.: 5) In addition, the report goes on, FDI...