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Government, Innovation and Technology Policy

An International Comparative Analysis

Sunil Mani

This unique book offers a comprehensive analysis of the changing role of government with respect to domestic technology development in eight countries in both the developed and the developing world. The author distinguishes between those countries which can be classed as creators of new technologies (Japan, Korea and Israel) and those which possess the potential to create new technologies (Singapore, Malaysia, India, South Africa and Brazil).
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Sunil Mani


This book has grown, largely, out of a research project under my coordination at the United Nations University/Institute for New Technologies (UNU/INTECH), Maastricht. My grateful thanks to the Institute for funding it and to Professor Charles Cooper, (the former director) and Professor Lynn Mytelka (the present director) for giving me all the necessary encouragement. Lynn has been most encouraging throughout the course of the study and has also been kind enough to contribute a foreword to the book. Two of the ten chapters, namely Chapters 2 and 3 on Japan and on South Korea, respectively, have evolved out of an earlier research project (prior to joining UNU/INTECH) funded by the Japan Foundation, Asia Centre at Tokyo. I am grateful to the Foundation for their generous funding. The book has been in the making over the last two years (since January 2000). In the process, I have incurred considerable intellectual debt to a number of individuals, not only during the long fieldwork extending over eight countries but also during numerous seminars and an international workshop at Maastricht during 5–6 November 2001 when most of the chapters were presented and discussed. I am particularly grateful to Sanjaya Lall, Martin Bell, Lawrence Rausch, B. Bowonder, Vinanchi Arachi Jebamalai, William Blankley, Azriel Hemar, Isa Baud and Guy Oren for making a number of suggestions for further improvement. Most of these comments have been taken on board, though I would not claim that every single comment has been incorporated. Professor Eugene Skolnikoff, Chairman of...

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