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Technological catch-up and strategic technology partnering in developing countries

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  • Narula, Rajneesh
  • Sadowski, Bert M.

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This paper examines the trends in strategic technology partnering (STP) by firms from developing countries over the period 1980-94. The evidence shows that a small group of countries, namely the Asian NICs and Eastern Europe dominate STP activity. We also examine differences in organisational modes and how these have evolved over time, suggesting an increasing similarity between the NICs and Triad firms. Although it has been argued that these trends demonstrate the technological and economic falling behind of most developing countries, we suggest that it may also represent fundamental differences in the economic structure of these countries and the normal process of structural upgrading with development.

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  • Narula, Rajneesh & Sadowski, Bert M., 1998. "Technological catch-up and strategic technology partnering in developing countries," Research Memorandum 001, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
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    1. Stamm Andreas, 2003. "International vernetzte Hochschulen als Ausgangspunkt technologischer Innovationen in Entwicklungsländern ?," Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, De Gruyter, vol. 47(1), pages 97-108, October.
    2. John Mathews, 2006. "Dragon multinationals: New players in 21 st century globalization," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 23(1), pages 5-27, March.
    3. Singh, Lakhwinder, 2006. "Globalization, national innovation systems and response of public policy," MPRA Paper 641, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Narula, R. & Martinez-Noya, A., 2014. "International R&D alliances by firms: Origins and development," MERIT Working Papers 058, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
    5. Jochen Lorentzen & Peter Møllgaard, 2006. "Competition Policy and Innovation," Chapters,in: International Handbook on Industrial Policy, chapter 6 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    10. Narula, Rajneesh & Zanfei, Antonello, 2003. "The international dimension of innovation," Research Memorandum 010, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
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    12. Narula, Rajneesh & Duysters, Geert, 2004. "Globalisation and trends in international R&D alliances," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 199-218.
    13. Archibugi, Daniele & Pietrobelli, Carlo, 1999. "The globalization of the financial markets and its effects on the emerging countries," Sede de la CEPAL en Santiago (Estudios e Investigaciones) 32989, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).
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    16. Rajneesh Narula & Antonello Zanfei, 2003. "Globalisation of Innovation The Role of Multinational Enterprises," DRUID Working Papers 03-15, DRUID, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy/Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies.
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