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Globalization and Latin America’s ’Digital Gap’: The Andean Community of Nations (CAN)

Globalization and Latin America’s ’Digital Gap’: The Andean Community of Nations (CAN)
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Author(s): Heberto Ochoa-Morales (University of New Mexico, USA)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 3
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch241
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347


The Andean Community of Nations (CAN) and others countries in Latin America (LA) as any less developed countries (LDCs), are located by inception, on the wrong side of the ‘digital gap’. Therefore, these countries confront an enormous challenge from the network revolution which is unfolding. Globalization represents a new paradigm composed of integrated and interdependent economies. The Globalization Index (GI) determines the rank of the countries within the model. This Index is composed of several variables in which economic integration, and technology, among others, plays a very important role in countries’ classifications. Currently a diminishing trend of FDIs is preponderant in the region and this affects the knowledge-based society, and also the efforts to make these countries members of the new paradigm Globalization.

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