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Technological Infrastructure Policy: An International Perspective
     

Technological Infrastructure Policy: An International Perspective

by Morris Teubal (Editor), Dominique Foray (Editor), Moshe Justman (Editor), Ehud Zuscovitch (Editor)
 
Technological Infrastructure Policy provides a systematic treatment of technological infrastructure (TI) and Technological Infrastructure Policy (TIP) which are emerging fields of interest both for academic economists and for policy makers in both advanced and developing economies. The specific topics covered include: the role of TI in economic growth and

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Technological Infrastructure Policy provides a systematic treatment of technological infrastructure (TI) and Technological Infrastructure Policy (TIP) which are emerging fields of interest both for academic economists and for policy makers in both advanced and developing economies. The specific topics covered include: the role of TI in economic growth and development; the nature and definition of TI; TI-components; the relationships between TI and markets; salient features of TIP.
Technological Infrastructure Policy reflects the distinction made between basic and advanced TI. Basic TI involves the collective absorption of foreign technology for subsequent diffusion to domestic firms. Several chapters explicitly deal with this process with an emphasis on the supply of advisory services to small and medium enterprises. Advanced TI involves precompetitive, cooperation research and development in cutting edge technologies undertaken by consortia of firms. Several examples of advanced TIP are given. The novel integration of various conceptual and practical aspects of TI and TIP is the strong point of this book.

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A presentation of technological infrastructure (TI) and Technological Infrastructure Policy (TIP), the emerging fields of interest for economists and policymakers in advanced and developing countries. The 17 distinguished contributors develop the theoretical basis of TIP, addressing topics in economic growth and information technology, and reporting on TIP industries in the UK and Israel, as well as established industries in the US and Japan. The discussions make an important distinction between basic TI involving the collective absorption of foreign technology for diffusion to domestic firms, and advanced TI which involves precompetitive, cooperation research and development. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048146499
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Series:
Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation Series , #7
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1996
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.03(d)

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