Building-up technological capabilities to overcome economic adversity: the case of a latecomer firm in Argentina

Javier Papa, Michael Hobday

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This article analyses how a latecomer firm facing adverse economic and policy conditions might still be able to build up enough technological capabilities to catch up with global competitors in renewable energy systems. Drawing on catch up theory and evolutionary economics, we conduct an in-depth case study of an unusually successful firm from Argentina over a 40 year period. The research indicates that the gradual and coherent formation of ‘contrarian’ technological capabilities eventually pays off in the long term.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBELICS 2015
Place of PublicationHavana
Pages0-0
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
EventGLOBELICS 2015 - Havana, Cuba, 23-25 September, 2015
Duration: 1 Sep 2015 → …

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ConferenceGLOBELICS 2015
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Argentina
Technological capability
Latecomer firms
Catch-up
Economics
Competitors
Energy systems
Renewable energy
Evolutionary economics

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