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ZAYAGO LAU, Edgar; FOLADORI, Guillermo  y  RUSHTON, Mark. Nanotecnología y los enclaves del conocimiento en Latinoamérica. Estud. soc [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.34, pp.327-348. ISSN 0188-4557.

A great deal has been written in recent years about nanotechnology, its revolutionary significance for science and real-world applications that are touted as being capable of profoundly transforming the world in which we live. Yet very little has been written about how they are incorporated into the context of the knowledge economy. In this article, the authors analyze the World Bank's intention to develop Scientific Millennium Initiatives as Centers of Excellence in Latin America to boost competitiveness and encourage economic growth, which is understood by the World Bank as a requirement for development. Nanotechnology is a strategic area within these projects. However, the authors conclude that rather than leading to development, and as a result of the patent system, these centers are more likely to become knowledge enclaves with little impact on the real development challenges of the region.

Palabras llave : nanotechnology; Latin America; knowledge economy; scientific millennium initiatives; development.

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