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Learning sequences and structural diversification in developing countries

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  • Jorg Mayer

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The article explains structural diversification through the interrelationship between learning by doing and the introduction of new technology. Structural diversification is constrained when learning-by-doing benefits do not spill over across national borders and when the fixed-cost expenditure associated with the introduction of new technology is high. Structural diversification is seen as being the result of dynamic learning sequences where introducing new technology provides learning-by-doing benefits which, however, peter out. once activities associated with the new technology have been repeated many times; new and more sophisticated technology is needed to continue reaping learning effects.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Development Studies.

Volume (Year): 33 (1996)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 210-229

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Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:33:y:1996:i:2:p:210-229

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