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The Economics of Technology Transfer

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The Economics of Technology Transfer

9781840645668 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by the late Sanjaya Lall, formerly Professor of Development Economics, Oxford University (at the International Development Centre at Queen Elizabeth House), UK
Publication Date: 2002 ISBN: 978 1 84064 566 8 Extent: 528 pp
The Economics of Technology Transfer presents a selection of the most important articles in the field, many of which are not easily accessible. The volume pays particular attention to issues facing developing countries in the context of rapid technical change, globalisation of production and the international spread of innovation itself.

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The Economics of Technology Transfer presents a selection of the most important articles in the field, many of which are not easily accessible. The volume pays particular attention to issues facing developing countries in the context of rapid technical change, globalisation of production and the international spread of innovation itself.

Part I focuses on theory and concepts. Part II, which examines multinationals, deals with the main engines of technology development and transfer. Part III discusses developing countries, pointing to the possible conflict between internalised technology transfer (via multinational enterprises) and the needs of domestic technological capability building. The final two parts include papers on technology transfer processes and issues in selected countries of Latin America, East Asia, the transition economies and the mature industrial economies.

The Economics of Technology Transfer will be essential reading for students, researchers and policy makers concerned with international technology transfer.
Critical Acclaim
‘This is an excellent collection of readings on the economics of technology transfer. The editor has done scholars and teachers of the subject a great service by bringing them to one place. This volume makes a valuable addition to our libraries, and our teaching materials.’
– Richard R. Nelson, Columbia University, US

‘The editor of this collection of papers, Sanjaya Lall, is an outstanding researcher on the economics of technical change. This new book The Economics of Technology Transfer brings together twenty of the best papers on this hitherto rather neglected subject. It is very welcome and highly relevant to the contemporary debate on "globalisation".’
– Christopher Freeman, SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK and Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Contributors
20 articles, dating from 1975 to 1997
Contributors include: J. Cantwell, J. Dunning, G. Helleiner, M. Hobday, E. Mansfield, D. Mowery, H. Pack, K. Pavitt, D. Teece
Contents
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction Sanjaya Lall
PART I THEORY AND CONCEPTS
1. Edwin Mansfield (1975), ‘International Technology Transfer: Forms, Resource Requirements, and Policies’
2. F. Lissoni and J.S. Metcalfe (1994), ‘Diffusion of Innovation Ancient and Modern: A Review of the Main Themes’
3. Tagi Sagafi-nejad (1991), ‘International Technology Transfer Literature: Advances in Theory, Empirical Research, and Policy’
PART II MULTINATIONALS AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
4. D.J. Teece (1977), ‘Technology Transfer by Multinational Firms: The Resource Cost of Transferring Technological Know-how’
5. John Cantwell (1995), ‘The Globalisation of Technology: What Remains of the Product Cycle Model?’
6. François Chesnais (1988), ‘Multinational Enterprises and the International Diffusion of Technology’
7. G.K. Helleiner (1975), ‘The Role of Multinational Corporations in the Less Developed Countries’ Trade in Technology’
8. John H. Dunning (1981), ‘The Consequences of International Transfer of Technology by MNEs: Some Home Country Implications’
PART III TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND DEVELOPMENT
9. J.L. Enos (1989), ‘Transfer of Technology’
10. David C. Mowery and Joanne E. Oxley (1995), ‘Inward Technology Transfer and Competitiveness: The Role of National Innovation Systems’
11. Howard Pack and Kamal Saggi (1997), ‘Inflows of Foreign Technology and Indigenous Technological Development’
12. Sanjaya Lall (1993), ‘Promoting Technology Development: The Role of Technology Transfer and Indigenous Effort’
13. Linsu Kim (1991), ‘Pros and Cons of International Technology Transfer: A Developing Country’s View’
PART IV DEVELOPING AND TRANSITION ECONOMIES
14. Carlos M. Correa (1995), ‘Innovation and Technology Transfer in Latin America: A Review of Recent Trends and Policies’
15. Mike Hobday (1995), ‘East Asian Latecomer Firms: Learning the Technology of Electronics’
16. John A. Mathews (1997), ‘A Silicon Valley of the East: Creating Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry’
17. Poh-Kam Wong (1997), ‘Creation of a Regional Hub for Flexible Production: The Case of the Hard Disk Drive Industry in Singapore’
18. Slavo Radosevic (1996), ‘The Eastern European Latecomer Firm and Technology Transfer: From “Muddling Through” to “Catching Up”’
PART V DEVELOPED ECONOMIES
19. Keith Pavitt (1985), ‘Technology Transfer Among the Industrially Advanced Countries: An Overview’
20. Daniele Archibugi and Jonathan Michie (1995), ‘The Globalisation of Technology: A New Taxonomy’
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