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Technology and Development: The Political Economy of Open Source Software

dc.contributor.advisor Büthe, Tim Borges, Bruno de Moura 2010-05-10T19:52:43Z 2010-05-10T19:52:43Z 2010
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>
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dc.subject Political Science, International Law and Relations
dc.subject Political Science, Public Administration
dc.subject Comparative Politics
dc.subject Development
dc.subject Industrial Policy
dc.subject International Relations
dc.subject Open Source
dc.subject Technology
dc.title Technology and Development: The Political Economy of Open Source Software
dc.type Dissertation
dc.department Political Science

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