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Uneven (and Divergent) Technological Accumulation Among Advanced Countries: Evidence and a Framework of Explanation *

Parimal Patel and Keith Pavitt

in Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Evidence is presented for the advanced OECD countries of uneven and divergent patterns of technological accumulation and the persistence of technology gaps. It is shown that ‘global’ firms will not ... More


Explaining International Differences in Entrepreneurship: The Role of Individual Characteristics and Regulatory Constraints

Silvia Ardagna and Annamaria Lusardi (eds)

in International Differences in Entrepreneurship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226473093
eISBN:
9780226473109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473109.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Global entrepreneurship monitor data from thirty-seven countries has been used to estimate the differential effect that individual characteristics such as work status, education, and attitudes toward ... More


International Differences in Lean Production, Productivity, and Employee Attitudes

Susan Helper and Morris M. Kleiner

in International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261942
eISBN:
9780226261959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261959.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reports on a study of the differences between the productivity of United States and Europe, conducted at five plants that belong to a single multinational firm. It investigates whether ... More


International Differences in the Adoption and Impact of New Information Technologies and New HR Practices: The Valve-Making Industry in the United States and United Kingdom

Ann Bartel, Casey Ichniowski, Kathryn L. Shaw, and Ricardo Correa

in International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261942
eISBN:
9780226261959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261959.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

There is now a well-developed body of macroeconomic evidence that information technology (IT) investments are likely to have paid-off with higher levels of productivity growth in industries that ... More


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