Capability Building for Catching-up: Historical, Empirical and Policy Dimensions

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United Nations Publications, 2005 - Business & Economics - 178 pages
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This annual publication examines current industrial development needs and capabilities in developing countries generally, and in the least developed in particular. The 2005 report focuses on issues related to capacity building needs in knowledge systems, giving a historical, empirical and conceptual perspective on the subject, as well as discussing policy aspects and giving an assessment of global industrial developments.
 

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Contents

The pivotal role of technological capabilities and domestic knowledge systems
5
Critical factors for catchingup assessing the evidence
13
Catchingup and falling behind accounting for success and failure over time
35
Role of knowledge systems in catchingup experiences
43
Accessing and mastering knowledge
59
The Policy Dimension
65
Policy knowledge and business innovation
67
Standards technical change and catching up the policy issues
85
Building Capabilities for Food Safety
115
Section II
125
Introduction to this section
127
Monitoring global industrial activity
129
Structural traits in industrial development
141
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