Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2002 (Revised September 2013)

Building a Cluster: Electronics and Information Technology in Costa Rica

by Michael E. Porter and Niels W. Ketelhohn

Abstract

Describes the actions of Costa Rica President Figueres and his cabinet in attracting an Intel assembly and testing plant to their country. The effort was part of a government strategy that sought to develop further the Costa Rican electronics and information technology cluster.

Keywords: Development Economics; Growth and Development Strategy; Industry Clusters; Business and Government Relations; Information Technology; Electronics Industry; Information Technology Industry; Costa Rica;

Citation:

Porter, Michael E., and Niels W. Ketelhohn. "Building a Cluster: Electronics and Information Technology in Costa Rica." Harvard Business School Case 703-422, November 2002. (Revised September 2013.)