Revista de geografía Norte Grande
versión On-line ISSN 0718-3402
ESCOLANO UTRILLA, Severino y ORTIZ VELIZ, Jorge. Desarrollo de la viticultura y servicios para la producción en el valle de Copiapó (Chile) en el contexto de la mundialización económica. Rev. geogr. Norte Gd. [online]. 2010, n.46, pp. 67-84. ISSN 0718-3402. doi: 10.4067/S0718-34022010000200004.
The current processes of territorial restructuration is related with new technique forms and organization of production, especially with the integration of people flows, goods, services, capitals, and world system information; and with the internationalization of companies. Since 1970 there has been in Chile a movement in order to incorporate the society and national economy inside the world systems. Some Chilean regions, like Copiapo Valley in Atacama, have specialized in mineral an agricultural production orientated to exportation. This connection has reactivated the activity economically and promoted many changes inside society and throughout the territory of the zone. Nevertheless, the diversification of Copiapo's urban functions hasn't had the same economic magnitudes than the rest of the region. Even though commercial services of immediate support have increased, most of advanced ones are provided from other cities.
Palabras clave : Globalization; producer services; wine growing; local economics; Copiapó.