A New Indicator of Technological Capabilities for Developed and Developing Countries (Arco)

45 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2004

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Daniele Archibugi

Italian National Research Council (CNR); University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics

Alberto Coco

Bank of Italy

Date Written: January 2004

Abstract

This paper devises a new indicator (ArCo) of technological capabilities that aims at accounting for developed and developing countries. Building on similar attempts as those devised by UN Agencies, including the UNDP Human Development Report's Technology Achievement Index (TAI) and UNIDO's Industrial Performance Scoreboard, this index takes into account a number of other variables associated with technological change.

Three main components are considered: the creation of technology, the technological infrastructures and the development of human skills. Eight sub-categories have also been included. ArCo also allows for comparisons between countries over time. A preliminary attempt to correlate ArCo to GDP is also presented.

Keywords: Technology creation, infrastructures, human skills, development index

Suggested Citation

Archibugi, Daniele and Coco, Alberto, A New Indicator of Technological Capabilities for Developed and Developing Countries (Arco) (January 2004). CEIS Working Paper No. 44. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=487344 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.487344

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