Economic Development as a Learning Process
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Economic Development as a Learning Process

Variation Across Sectoral Systems

Edited by Franco Malerba and Richard R. Nelson

Until recently, economists studying economic development have tended to consider it a universal process, or focussed their attention on common aspects. This book originates from the growing recognition of significant sectoral differences in economic development and examines the catching-up process in five different economic sectors: pharmaceuticals, telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, software, and agro-food industries. Each of these sector studies explore the learning and catch-up processes in various developing countries, in order to identify both the common features, and those which differ significantly across sectors and nations. The authors pay particular attention to China, India, Brazil, Korea and Taiwan.
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Chapter 7: Conclusions

Franco Malerba and Richard R. Nelson

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7. Conclusions Franco Malerba and Richard R. Nelson A central reason for doing the studies reported in this book was the conviction that, while there are important factors and relationships that are common across economic sectors, the requirements...

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