Strategic decision making in cooperation projects. The decision deals with the process of generating a strategy for R&D and technological innovation in developing countries, through international cooperation.
Students of programs of strategic management, business policy and management of international cooperation. Target courses include: strategic management seminars, international cooperation seminars, MBA.
The case shows the process carried out by a team led by Braulio Perez Astray, manager of the innovation department of the Foundation University of A Coruna (Spain) and Radhames Mejia, executive vice-rector of the Pontifical Catholic University Madre y Maestra (Dominican Republic) to design the strategy for R&D and Technological Innovation of the Dominican Republic. It describes the tasks and responsibilities undertaken in the INPOLTEC Project, the result of the international cooperation between Spain and the Dominican Republic. It included the involvement of the Administration of Government of both countries, the contributions of the scientific community and a significant sample of Dominican companies, as well as the advice of Spanish experts and technologists in the field of innovation and technology policy. The case arises from the position of Braulio Perez Astray, leader of the project. The objective of this case is to analyze the potential transfer of this experience to other countries in Central America and Caribbean.
Expected learning outcomes
The learning objective is to facilitate students to investigate the decisions in the strategic process in the field of innovation and to reinforce the focus of international cooperation as a mechanism for strategic support in stimulating the flow of knowledge in science and technology.
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The authors wish to acknowledge Braulio Pérez Astray, manager of innovation department of the Foundation of University of A Coruña, Radhames Mejia, Executive Vice Chancellor at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) of the Dominican Republic and Alfonso Bravo, professor at the University of Salamanca (Spain) for their interest and effort on building this case study.
Calvo, N. and Villarreal, O. (2012), "Innovation and development cooperation in Central America and Caribbean. Mission impossible?", Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 2 No. 8. https://doi.org/10.1108/20450621211289430Download as .RIS
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