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Maroc technologie et développement économique un modèle théorique
[Morocco a theory of technology and economic development]

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  • Jellal, Mohamed
  • Bouzahzah, Mohamed

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This paper proposes a model of reflection on the following fact: the Moroccan economy is not competitive and technological gap is wide between local industries and foreign firms. This observation leads us to organize this debate by offering a rigorous theoretical framework to better understand the underlying incentives to upgrade the actual Moroccan firms to reduce their technological gap. Further, it is shown how the state can establish a system of tax subsidy that can naturally induce firms to invest more in industrial modernization and potentially achieve a complete technological convergence.

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  • Jellal, Mohamed & Bouzahzah, Mohamed, 2012. "Maroc technologie et développement économique un modèle théorique
    [Morocco a theory of technology and economic development]
    ," MPRA Paper 38958, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:38958
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    Keywords

    Morocco; Technology; Catching up; Development;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology

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