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
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
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