ISBN-10:
0262572427
ISBN-13:
9780262572422
Pub. Date:
07/20/2007
Publisher:
MIT Press
The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley / Edition 1

The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780262572422
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 07/20/2007
Series: Urban and Industrial Environments
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kevin P. Gallagher is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University and Senior Researcher at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. He is the author of Free Trade and the Environment: Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond and other books.

Lyuba Zarsky is Associate Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Monterey Institute for International Studies and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University. She is a contributing editor of Investment for Sustainable Development: Balancing Rights and Rewards.

Robert Gottlieb is Emeritus Professor of Urban & Environmental Policy and founder and former Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. He is the author of Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City (MIT Press) and other books.

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
The Promise of FDI for Sustainable Development     13
The Emergence of Mexico's Enclave Economy     43
Globally Networked, Environmentally Challenged: A Profile of the IT Industry     71
Wired for Sustainable Development? IT and Late Industrialization     99
Mexico's Bid for a Place in the Global IT Industry     121
Silicon Dreams, Mexican Reality     139
Importing Environmentalism?     159
Beyond the Enclave Economy     177
Notes     193
Bibliography     197
Series List     209
Index     211

What People are Saying About This

Claudia Schatan

Mexico was the ninth biggest economy in the world and the greatest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America in 2007. Why has FDI failed to transfer technology, develop cleaner production processes, form human capital, and offer high quality employment specifically in the IT industry in such a country? This book provides excellent reflections on these issues as well as on the inadequate public policies behind these frustrating results. A very valuable contribution to the search for a new, successful economic development strategy for Mexico and other developing countries.

Endorsement

Mexico was the ninth biggest economy in the world and the greatest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America in 2007. Why has FDI failed to transfer technology, develop cleaner production processes, form human capital, and offer high quality employment specifically in the IT industry in such a country? This book provides excellent reflections on these issues as well as on the inadequate public policies behind these frustrating results. A very valuable contribution to the search for a new, successful economic development strategy for Mexico and other developing countries.

Claudia Schatan, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico City, and author of Maquiladoras and the Environment in Mexico

From the Publisher

Mexico was the ninth biggest economy in the world and the greatest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America in 2007. Why has FDI failed to transfer technology, develop cleaner production processes, form human capital, and offer high quality employment specifically in the IT industry in such a country? This book provides excellent reflections on these issues as well as on the inadequate public policies behind these frustrating results. A very valuable contribution to the search for a new, successful economic development strategy for Mexico and other developing countries.

Claudia Schatan, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico City, and author of Maquiladoras and the Environment in Mexico

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