Technological Capability and Learning in Firms: Vietnamese Industries in Transition
This text examines the process of learning and accumulation of technology capabilities by firms in two Vietnamese industries: textile/garment and electronics. Interviews and in-depth studies were conducted in 24 firms over a period of five years. It provides findings and insights to complement the many theoretical aspects of technological capability (sequencing, rate) and learning (mechanisms).
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Vietnam in transition
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Tran Ngoc Ca
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