International Technology Transfer and Catch-Up in Economic Development

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Edward Elgar Pub, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 284 pages
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He [the author] has beautifully brought out the case how technology is neither a simple transferable commodity nor even a mere generic information . . . The reviewer would strongly recommend this book to all Central and State Governments decision makers in almost all departments, industry leaders, R&D personnel from industry and Government laboratories, and other public policy analysts . . . It is hoped that many persons in India will read this book to derive their own ideas of effecting such a rapid transition . . . This book is very important for all those interested in India s technological strengths, which are crucial for it to play a strong role in the global economy . . . The format and the get-up of the book are good. Easy to read. Y.S. Rajan, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research This is a very useful and timely book. Radosevic provides a lucid, comprehensive and analytical survey of the recent literature on technology transfer and development, set in the context of current technological, trade and investment trends. The book is more than a good survey. Radosevic has clear views on what drives technological progress in the context of rapid technical change, globalisation and changing skill/information needs. Each chapter has useful material from the developing world (and some from East Europe), on technological learning, modes of technology transfer and strategies used. The analysis is always clear and the arguments persuasive but not dogmatic . . . as it stands the book is a very useful contribution, and I am placing it high on my reading list on technology and industry. The late Sanjaya Lall, Technovation International technology transfer has been an essential element of the catching up process in developing countries over the last thirty years. This book reappraises its role in economic development in light of the globalization of the world economy. The author provides an excellent overview and historiography of technology transfer mechanisms. He then discusses the new technology transfer issues, particularly sourcing , which have emerged as a result of increasing globalization. International Technology Transfer and Catch-up in Economic Development significantly improves our understanding of how developing economies and economies in transition could approach technology transfer policy in an increasingly globalized and open economic environment.

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Contents

Technology and Modes of Technology Transfer
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Technology Transfer Policy from the 1960s and Early 1970s
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Changes of the Technology Transfer Context
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