DISTRITOS INDUSTRIALES TURÍSTICOS EN COSTA RICA: ESTUDIO DE CASO DE LA FORTUNA Y MONTEVERDE EN EL PERIODO 1980-2010

The study analyzed the factors that contributed to the development of touristic industrial districts in La Fortuna and Monteverde for the period 1980-2010.The theory of industrial districts is based in a phenomenon of agglomeration of small and medium sized enterprises, in a given region and around...

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Autores Principales: Vargas Montoya, Luis, Sandoval Alvarado, Catalina
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/economicas/article/view/10640
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/18712
Sumario: The study analyzed the factors that contributed to the development of touristic industrial districts in La Fortuna and Monteverde for the period 1980-2010.The theory of industrial districts is based in a phenomenon of agglomeration of small and medium sized enterprises, in a given region and around an economic activity; where the region is characterized by hosting a community and not just a workplace. Five factors proposed by the literature were evaluated: employment concentration, business agglomeration, institutional factor, cooperation factor and community; adapted to the existing methodologies in light of the available data. The research verified the presence of the five factors and determined the existence of a touristic industrial district in La Fortuna and Monteverde, but it was not possible to identified the individual contribution of each factor to their formation.