Technology Transfer, Dependence, And Self-Reliant Development In The Third World

Technology Transfer, Dependence, And Self-Reliant Development In The Third World

by Sunil K. Sahu, Sunil K. Sahu
     
 

To understand technological dependence and self-reliance in the manufacturing industries of the Third World, Sahu tests the main propositions of the two theories on technology transfer. He focuses particularly on understanding the shifting bargaining power of the multinationals, the state and private national capital; the process of acquisition, assimilation,

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To understand technological dependence and self-reliance in the manufacturing industries of the Third World, Sahu tests the main propositions of the two theories on technology transfer. He focuses particularly on understanding the shifting bargaining power of the multinationals, the state and private national capital; the process of acquisition, assimilation, adaptation, and generation of technology at the firm level; the role of the public sector and state regulations and control in the development of technological capability and self-reliant development; the conditions—domestic and international—that allow a developing country to move from a situation of dependency to self-reliance; and the phenomenon of reverse flow of technology from the Third World.

According to Sahu, dependency theory is inadequate because of its structural mode of analysis, which portrays dependency as a determinant international structure rather than as a set of shifting constraints within which states seek to maneuver. Though its single-cause explanation of technological dependence in the Third World is helpful in explaining the phenomenon of the technological gap between India and its technology suppliers, it does not explain the growing bargaining power of the state and the national capital vis-a-vis multinationals in the last two decades. But according to Professor Sahu, the more sophisticated and dynamic bargaining framework, which considers dependency to be one of the many possible outcomes of technology transfer, helps researchers better understand the changing situations of developing countries, particularly the Indian situation since the early 1970s. An important study for researchers and policy makers dealing with economic development in emerging markets, particularly India.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275959616
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Theoretical Approaches to Technology Transfer7
3Technology Transfer and the Indian Experience27
4The Structure of the Pharmaceutical Industry and Its Development in the Third World47
5From Dependence to Relative Self-Reliance in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry63
6Development of Technological Capability in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry93
7Global Machine Tool Industry and Technological Development in the Indian Machine Tool Industry117
8Technological Self-Reliance in the Indian Machine Tool Industry: The Case of the Hindustan Machine Tool Company141
9Conclusion173
Bibliograhy185
Index197

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