The Rise of Technological Power in the South

The Rise of Technological Power in the South


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This book explores the drivers of technological upgrading and catch-up in the emerging economies, paying specific attention to technology and innovation policies, national innovation systems, the role of foreign direct investment and small and medium enterprises.It providespractical implications for other developing countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230238404
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/15/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 357
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

XIAOLAN FUis Director of Sanjaya Lall Programme for Technology and Management for Development, University Lecturer in Development Studies and Fellow of Green-Templeton College at Oxford University, UK. She is the author of Exports, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Development in China, and received the EC Gate2Growth Academic Network 2005 'European Best Paper' Award. Dr Fu serves on the Advisory Expert Group of the OECD Global Investment Forum and is President-elect of the Chinese Economic Association (Europe/UK). She is also a Senior Research Associate at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

LUC SOETEis Director of UNU-MERIT and Professor of International Economic Relations at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He obtained his first degrees in economics and development economics at the University of Ghent, Belgium, before obtaining his DPhil in economics at the University of Sussex. Before coming to Maastricht in 1986, he worked at the Institute of Development Studies and the Science Policy Research Unit, both at the University of Sussex. He has published widely on the economics of technological change and innovation.

Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

List of Tables x

Notes on Contributors xiv

Introduction Xiaolan Fu Luc Soete 1

Part I Policy, Strategy and Catch-up: Cross-Country Analysis

1 Innovation Strategies in Brazil, China and India: From Imitation to Deepening Technological Capability in the South Carl Dahlman 15

2 Economic Growth and Technological Capabilities in BRICS: Implications for Latecomers to Industrialization Deepak Nayyar 49

3 The Changing Geography of Innovation Activities: What do Patents Indicators Imply? Xuan Li Yogesh A. Pai 69

Part II Policy, Strategy and Catch-up: Country Case Studies

4 China's Catch-up and Innovation Model: A Case of the IT industry Xielin Liu 89

5 Science and Technology and Economic Growth in South Africa: Performance and Prospects David Kaplan 107

6 Market-Oriented Reforms, Domestic Technological Capabilities and Economic Development in Latin America Jorge Katz 125

Part III Innovation Systems and Technological Capabilities

7 The Finance of Innovative Investment in Emerging Economies Jörg Mayer 147

8 A Comprehensive Model of Technological Learning: Empirical Research on the Chinese Manufacturing Sector Jin Chen Xiaoyu Pu Haihua Shen 170

9 The Innovation of SMEs and Development of Industrial Clusters in China Jinmin Wang 186

Part IV Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Transfer

10 FDI, R&D and Innovation Output in the Chinese Automobile Industry Chen Fang Pierre Mohnen 203

11 The Role of FDI in the Development of Innovative Capacity: The Case of Russian Companies Juha Väätänen Daria Podmetina Marina Aleksandrova 221

12 Human Capital and Technological Spillovers from FDI in the Chinese Regions: A Threshold Approach Miao Fu Tieli Li 238

13 Transnational Corporations from Emerging Economies and South-South FDI Torbjörn Fredriksson 258

Part V Technology and Sustainable Development

14 Technological Competences in Sustainability Technologies in the BRICS Countries Rainer Walz 281

15 Coordination, Convergence or Contradiction: Information and Communication Technologies for Integration and Development in Southern Africa and the Southern Cone Patience I. Akpan-Obong Mary Jane C. Parmentier 300

16 Sustainability of Technology-intensive Social Innovation in India: The Role of Absorptive Capacity and Complementary Assets Xiaolan Fu Christine Polzin 320

Conclusions: Science, Technology and Development - Emerging Concepts and Visions Xiaolan Fu Luc Soete Lina Sönne 341

Index 355

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