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Technology institutions and policies - their role in developing technological capability in industry (English)

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  • Technology institutions and policies - their role in developing technological capability in industry (English)
  • Goldman, Melvin; Ergas, Henry; Ralph, Eric; Felker, Greg
  • World Bank (WB)


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Title Technology institutions and policies - their role in developing technological capability in industry (English)
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Goldman, Melvin; Ergas, Henry; Ralph, Eric; Felker, Greg

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World Bank (WB)

Date 1997
ISBN 0-8213-4052-2
Language English
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Subject Economy < Macroeconomics

Abstract

This study of six industries in eight economies examined the role in building industrial technological capability played by outside sources particularly technology institutions (TIs) such as research and standards organizations and by directed policies such as tax incentives. It concluded that TIs have made a profound difference on industrial technology development where there are sufficient imperatives such as a competitive environment or manufacturing for an overseas quality-driven market pushing firms to improve their technology. TIs were particularly valuable for economies and in sectors where their role is to diffuse technology to help catch up technologically. The study has illustrated various, but all too rare, successful institutions helping smaller firms develop technologically. However, the institution and program models need to be appropriately refined, adapted and experimented with, before applying them in the vast majority of inadequately served countries.