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Technological Governance In Asean – Failings In Technology Transfer And Domestic Research


  • Sigurdson, Jon

    () (European Institute of Japanese Studies)

  • Palonka, Krystyna

    () (European Institute of Japanese Studies)


Technological governance has only been partially successful for technological upgrading in the five ASEAN countries discussed, with the exception of Singapore. This is a reflection of the fact that FDI is poorly integrated in local and national structures which severely limits the spill-over effects. The early successful export-oriented economic development is no longer viable unless policies and institutions undergo major changes. Furthermore, a continued high rate of economic growth in China, making country into the “factory of the world, is also upsetting assumptions and viability of earlier policies for technological upgrading in most ASEAN countries.

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  • Sigurdson, Jon & Palonka, Krystyna, 2002. "Technological Governance In Asean – Failings In Technology Transfer And Domestic Research," EIJS Working Paper Series 162, Stockholm School of Economics, The European Institute of Japanese Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:eijswp:0162

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    1. Blomstrom, Magnus & Kokko, Ari, 1998. " Multinational Corporations and Spillovers," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 12(3), pages 247-277, July.
    2. Sanjaya Lall, 1998. "Technological capabilities in emerging Asia," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(2), pages 213-243.
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    technology policy; R&D; FDI;

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    • H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General
    • L00 - Industrial Organization - - General - - - General
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General

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