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Sustainable Systems of Innovation? A Study of Globalization, FDI and Sustainable Performance in the Costa Rican Electronics Sector Led by Intel

Sustainable Systems of Innovation? A Study of Globalization, FDI and Sustainable Performance in the Costa Rican Electronics Sector Led by Intel

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Master thesis prepared for obtaining the degree of M.Sc. in Engineering, Environmental Management at Aalborg University, 2008. Based on field work done as visiting student at the CINPE (Centro Internacional de Política Económica) research center connected to Universidad Nacional (National University) in Costa Rica. Thesis dealt with sustainability issues related to Foreign Direct Investment in the electronics sector, both with regards to technological and organizational technology transfer and institutional conditions for positive developmental effects, understood within the framework of Sustainable Systems of Innovation.
Master thesis prepared for obtaining the degree of M.Sc. in Engineering, Environmental Management at Aalborg University, 2008. Based on field work done as visiting student at the CINPE (Centro Internacional de Política Económica) research center connected to Universidad Nacional (National University) in Costa Rica. Thesis dealt with sustainability issues related to Foreign Direct Investment in the electronics sector, both with regards to technological and organizational technology transfer and institutional conditions for positive developmental effects, understood within the framework of Sustainable Systems of Innovation.

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Title:
Sustainable Systems of Innovation? A study of globalization, FDI and sustainableperformance in the Costa Rican electronics sector led by Intel
 Theme:
Master Thesis
Project period:
February 2007 – January 2008
Project group:
EM102007-1
 Project Members:
David Andreas Mana-Ay Christensen
Supervisor:
Ole Busck
Examiner:
Ulrik Jørgensen
 Number of Copies: 2Page Count:
120
 Number of Appendixes: 5 + CDDate of Completion:
January 31
st
2008
 
1
1. INTRODUCTION 3
 
G
LOBALIZATION
 
B
EYOND THE
E
ND OF
H
ISTORY
3
 
S
USTAINABLE
D
EVELOPMENT
 
B
EYOND
E
CONOMICS
6
 
C
HALLENGES TO
S
USTAINABLE
D
EVELOPMENT
7
 
2. RESEARCH DESIGN 11
 
I
NITIATING THE
S
TUDY AND
P
ROBLEM
S
TATEMENT
11
 
R
ESEARCH
Q
UESTIONS
 
C
ONCEPTUAL
F
RAMEWORK
12
 
R
ESEARCH
Q
UESTIONS
 
I
NNOVATION
S
YSTEM
A
NALYSIS
13
 
R
ESEARCH
M
ETHODOLOGY
15
 
I
NTERVIEW
C
ASE
D
ESIGN
16
 
3. SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION 21
 
O
RIGINS AND
P
REMISES
21
 
D
EFINITION AND
T
AXONOMY OF
I
NNOVATIONS
22
 
I
NSTITUTIONS AND
S
YSTEMS OF
I
NNOVATION
23
 
S
USTAINABLE
S
YSTEMS OF
I
NNOVATION
25
 
S
YSTEM
D
ELINEATION
29
 
G
LOBALIZATION
,
 
T
RANSNATIONALS AND
I
NNOVATION
S
YSTEMS IN
D
EVELOPING
C
OUNTRIES
31
 
4. GLOBALIZATION, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION IN COSTA RICA 33
 
G
LOBALIZATION AND
T
RANSFORMATIONS IN
L
ATIN
A
MERICA
33
 
T
RANSFORMATIONS OF
L
ATIN
A
MERICAN
I
NNOVATION
S
YSTEMS
36
 
A
N
I
NTRODUCTION TO
C
OSTA
R
ICA
38
 
C
OSTA
R
ICA AND
F
OREIGN
D
IRECT
I
NVESTMENT
42
 
I
MPACTS OF THE
F
REE
T
RADE
Z
ONE
S
YSTEM
45
 
I
NSIDE
I
NTEL
 
P
OST
-E
STABLISHMENT
D
EVELOPMENTAL
E
FFECTS
51
 
5. CASE STUDY ANALYSIS ON THE COSTA RICAN ELECTRONICS SECTOR 59
 
C
ASE
S
TUDIES OF
E
LECTRONICS
C
OMPANIES
59
 
I
NTEL
60
 
A
E
T
EC
64
 
C
ONAIR
65
 
C
URRENT
C
ONTROLS
65
 
M
AGNÉTICOS
T
OROID
66
 
M
ERLIN
VME 67
 
T
ICO
E
LECTRONICS
67
 
S
ACO
I
NTERNATIONAL
68
 
B
ROADER
I
NSTITUTIONAL
S
ET
-U
PS
70
 
6. CONCLUSION 72
 

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