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National system of innovation and technological learning: an integrated framework for understanding technological capability development in the Russian forestry sector

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  • Ekaterina Thomas
  • Kirit Vaidya
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    One of the issues in the innovation system literature is examination of technological learning strategies of laggard nations. Two distinct bodies of literature have contributed to our insight into forces driving learning and innovation, National Systems of Innovation (NSI) and technological learning literature. Although both literatures yield insights on catch-up strategies of 'latecomer' nations, the explanatory powers of each literature by itself is limited. In this paper, a possible way of linking the macro- and the micro-level approaches by incorporating enterprises as active learning entities into the learning and innovation system is proposed. The proposed model has been used to develop research hypotheses and indicate research directions and is relevant for investigating the learning strategies of firms in less technologically intensive industries outside East Asia.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 294-313

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:ijtlid:v:2:y:2009:i:4:p:294-313

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    Keywords: national systems of innovation; NSI; technological capability; technological learning; catch-up; timber sector; Russia; forestry industry; learning strategies; organisational learning.;

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