International Technology Transfer and Catch-up in Economic Development

International Technology Transfer and Catch-up in Economic Development

By: Slavo Radosevic (author)Hardback

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This text reappraises the role of international technology transfer in the "catching up" process within developing countries since the late 1960s. It provides an overview and historiography of technology transfer issues, particularly "sourcing", which have emerged as a result of increasing globalization. The book aims to improve the understanding of how developing economies and economies in transition could approach technology transferpolicy in an increasingly globalized and open environment.

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Part 1 Introduction: technology transfer and "catching up"; changing opportunities for "catching up" and technology transfer; about the book and to whom it is addressed. Part 2 Technology and modes of technology transfer: explaining technology and technology transfer; modes of technology transfer; problems in quantifying technology transfer. Part 3 Technology transfer policy from the 1960s and early 1970s reconsidered: assumptions; policy objectives; problems; the effects of the 1960s/1970s policies. Part 4 Changes of the technology transfer context: the changing relationship between trade, finance and production; technical change and the characteristics of new technologies; industrial change, technological accumulation and technology transfer in developing countries. Part 5 International technology transfer and the mechanics of "catching up": technology and "catching up" analysis; technology import - substitute of complement; technology transfer and the growth of the latecomer firm; do technology transfer channels matter?; subcontracting; co-operative alliances; liberalization of technology transfer policies. Part 6 International technology transfer in the sourcing context: sourcing - definition and scope; the drivers of sourcing; a sourcing framework. Part 7 Conclusions - from a "contract bargaining" to a "sourcing" policy context: a "contract bargaining" versus a "sourcing" policy agenda;technology transfer research in a dynamic, evolutionary framework.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/03/1999
  • ISBN13: 9781858987170
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781858987170
  • weight: 654
  • ISBN10: 1858987172

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