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Technology Adoption in Follower Countries: With or Without Local R&D Activities?

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  • TODO Yasuyuki

This paper develops an endogenous growth model incorporating quality improvement, focusing on a follower country that lags behind the world technology frontier and adopts new technology with adaptation to local circumstances. We assume two forms of adaptation: inventive adaptation, which requires formal local R&D activities, and minor adaptation without R&D. Although current R&D activities expand local knowledge for future R&D, minor adaptation without R&D does not. The main result in the paper is that countries with sufficient local knowledge and skilled labor initially depend on technology adoption without R&D but then depend on local R&D, while other countries continue to depend on adoption without R&D. Switching regression using cross-country data supports the presence of multiple steady-state equilibria.

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Paper provided by Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in its series ESRI Discussion paper series with number 104.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: May 2004
Handle: RePEc:esj:esridp:104
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