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dc.contributor.advisor Büthe, Tim en_US
dc.contributor.author Borges, Bruno de Moura en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-10T19:52:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-10T19:52:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2290
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>This dissertation examines the role of governments in adopting Open Source Software (OSS) for their needs and tries to explain the variation in adoption and implmentation, among both developing and developed countries. The work argues that there are different logics guiding developing and developed countries OSS adoption. As developed countries follow a pattern based on the Varieties of Capitalism model, the difference in OSS adoption in developing countries is a combination of the relation between the state and market forces (especially how business and firms are organized) and state capacity to overcome collective action problems and to reap the benefits of technological upgrade. This dissertation also presents a structured and focused comparison of two cases (Brazil and Mexico) and define which are the factors that matter for the outcomes.</p> en_US
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dc.subject Political Science, International Law and Relations en_US
dc.subject Political Science, Public Administration en_US
dc.subject Comparative Politics en_US
dc.subject Development en_US
dc.subject Industrial Policy en_US
dc.subject International Relations en_US
dc.subject Open Source en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.title Technology and Development: The Political Economy of Open Source Software en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Political Science en_US

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