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Global Industrial Production Chains in Latin America From A Structuralist Perspective


Recovering the main concepts of Latin American structuralism, this article examines the potentialities and limitations regarding the new development paradigm, the Global Value Chain approach, which over the last two decades has had an important influence among academic community and within international organizations. To achieve this, the authors analyze the exacerbation of the peripheral condition of the Latin American productive structures associated with their insertion in global production, contrasting them with the successful experiences of structural transformation of the East Asian countries. From the analysis, the authors draw some elements to rethink the importance of industrialization for development, and the policies needed to promote it in the current scenario of global production chains.


industrialization, economic growth, economic de, global value chains, Latin

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Author Biography

Carolina Teresita Lauxmann

Doctor in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires. Master in Economic History and Economic Policies from the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires. National public accountant of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of the Litoral. Professor-researcher of the Faculties of Economic Sciences and Humanities and Sciences of the National University of the Litoral, Santa Fe

Manuel Trevignani

Candidate for a doctorate in International Studies from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Master in International Relations and Negotiations from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences and Universidad de San Andrés. Degree in Administration from the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Professor-researcher at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina

Víctor Ramiro Fernández

Doctor in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Master in Social Sciences from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Buenos Aires. Lawyer from the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Independent researcher of the National Council for Scientific Research (CONICET). Professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe


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