Foreign Firms, Technological Capabilities and Economic Performance: Evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America

Rajah Rasiah (2004) Foreign Firms, Technological Capabilities and Economic Performance: Evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Posted: 27 Jun 2013

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

This book uses the technological capability framework advanced by evolutionary economists to examine the contribution of foreign firms to technological capability building in the developing economies with a focus on South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Brazil, Costa Rica, Malaysia and Indonesia. The framework allows us to distinguish the development of human resource, process technology and adaptive capabilities in the least developed countries, and more substantive R&D capabilities in the middle income countries. In doing so the book provides a rich set of examples where embodied technology formation and development has progressed in the countries examined.

Keywords: foreign firms, technological capabilities, economic performance, Latin America, Africa, Asia

Suggested Citation

Rasiah, Rajah, Foreign Firms, Technological Capabilities and Economic Performance: Evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America (2004). Rajah Rasiah (2004) Foreign Firms, Technological Capabilities and Economic Performance: Evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2285377

Rajah Rasiah (Contact Author)

University of Malaya ( email )

University of Malaya
Faculty of Economics and Administration
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia
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60379673719 (Fax)

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