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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


Information Intrigue: Controlling the Flow of Information

Stuart Macdonald

in Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter explores how information flow can be controlled to prevent other countries from gathering information and using it for their own improvement. It starts by considering technology and ... More


Decentralization, Water Rights, and Markets: Bridging the Technology–Policy Gap in Indian Irrigation

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent

in Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Based on research in the warabandi and shejpali systems of irrigation prevalent in north-west and western India, this chapter proposes due consideration of technology in policy and institutional ... More


Constraints to Learning

Edward Beatty

in Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284890
eISBN:
9780520960558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284890.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The central paradox of modern economic growth in Mexico is the contrast between a tidal wave of technological imports—adopted and sometimes widely diffused—and a stubbornly persistent dependence on ... More


Launching NATO’s Environmental Program

Simone Turchetti

in Greening the Alliance: The Diplomacy of NATO's Science and Environmental Initiatives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226595658
eISBN:
9780226595825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226595825.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Following the sinking of oil tanker SS Torrey Canyon (the largest oil spill disaster to that date), officials at the US State Department proposed that the Science Committee re-orient its program so ... More


Fifty Years of Growth Economics

Shahid Yusuf

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The global economy has enjoyed more than a half-century of unprecedented economic growth and a growth ideology is firmly entrenched in advanced and developing countries alike. It is the axis for ... More


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