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Technological Diffusion and Investment Decision

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  • Balatsky, Ye.

    (CEMI RAS, Moscow, Russia)

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The article offers the model of investment decision, which allows to understand the microeconomic motivation of the company, when it chooses between the imitation and innovation strategies. Proposed and tested applied method for estimation of the technological frontier, which allows the change from the regime of borrowing technologies to the regime of their creation. The author gives the interpretation of technological changes in terms of technological traps theory.

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  • Balatsky, Ye., 2012. "Technological Diffusion and Investment Decision," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, vol. 15(3), pages 10-34.
  • Handle: RePEc:nea:journl:y:2012:i:15:p:10-34
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    Keywords

    investment; innovation; imitation; technology; diffusion; technological trap;

    JEL classification:

    • O22 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Project Analysis
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

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