Julio Angel Ortiz


As TICs são ferramentas que ajudam a "azeitar" os processos em que se baseiam as atividades diárias de uma sociedade da informação. Comunidades latino-americanas têm utilizado essas ferramentas na forma de políticas, estratégias e programas para participar da economia digital global. A República Dominicana é um exemplo de país que procura se transformar em um protagonista no mercado regional. Este artigo discute as tentativas de uma universidade semi-pública em um parque tecnológico de implantar um centro de pesquisas em TICs. O estudo envolveu um procedimento auto-entográfico, em que a experiência do próprio autor como coordenador chefe deste centro é analisada. O artigo apresenta uma história interessante dos desafios enfrentados na implantação do centro de pesquisas em TICs, que pode servir de ensinamento para muitos outros centros de pesquisa em países menos desenvolvidos.


América Latina; parques tecnológicos; sociedade da informação; tecnologias da informação e comunicação (TICs); auto-etnografia; teoria crítica; pesquisa com profissionais


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