Latin American Research Consortiums : a Comparative Analysis

Latin American countries are implementing several policies to enhance innovation. Considerable emphasis has been placed on policies to foster research collaboration between different actors in the innovation system. The design and implementation of the agreements have proved difficult, however, and preliminary evidence from developed countries indicates that 50% of them fail.

This grant will support a study of research consortiums in four countries - Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay - with a view to understanding their creation, development and relative success. Through web-based surveys and case studies, researchers will collect qualitative and quantitative information from consortium members and managers, and analyze the determinants of success. The idea is to provide policymakers with an evidence-based understanding of the design and governance factors underlying successful research consortiums in Latin America.

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Start Date

Friday, March 13, 2009

End Date

Saturday, March 13, 2010


12 months

IDRC Officer

Burone, Federico

Total funding

CA$ 30,100


Argentina, South America, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, North and Central America


Networked Economies

Project Leader

José Miguel Benavente


University of Chile

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