TITLE

Globalization, technological competitiveness and the 'catch-up' challenge for developing countries: some lessons of experience

AUTHOR(S)
Jin Zhouying
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Dev;2005, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The rapid pace of globalization has increased the desire of many developing countries to catch up on the developed ones as quickly as possible. The reality, however, is that the gap between the poor and the rich has widened over the years. This article takes up the case for building technological competitiveness as the way forward for developing countries to face the 'catch-up' challenge. Technological competitiveness is conditional on three key factors - access to competitive technology, continuous innovation of soft technology and provision of a soft environment or macro environment system (including a hard environment and a soft environment) that is favourable for innovation. The article attributes the gap between developed and developing countries mainly to differences in soft technology and soft environment.
ACCESSION #
16628222

 

Related Articles

  • A world of trade. Kastelle, Tim // BRW;11/1/2007, Vol. 29 Issue 43, p54 

    The article analyzes the impact of globalization on both developed and developing nations. According to the author, some people expect globalization to lead to greater access to technology and innovation for developing countries. The author also discusses the risks associated with increased...

  • Globalization's Missing Middle. Garrett, Geoffrey // Foreign Affairs;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 83 Issue 6, p84 

    The article discusses the debate over the effects of free trade and reasons that globalization squeezes the middle class. Boosters of globalization assert that it is a win-win proposition for the rich and the poor, developed and developing countries alike. But critics see a small global elite...

  • The Effects of Global Interaction on Poverty in Developing Countries, 1991-2005. Hall, Jason K.; Bass, Loretta E. // Journal of World-Systems Research;Summer2012, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p236 

    While previous studies have examined the impact of globalization on a myriad of welfare outcomes in developing countries, the effect of cross-national exchanges on extreme poverty remains unexplored. Poverty has declined substantially during this most recent wave of globalization, suggesting...

  • IMPORT SUBSTITUTION AND EXPORT PROMOTION: A CONTINUING DILEMMA FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES? Manu, Franklyn A. // Journal of International Business & Economics;2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p100 

    A belief in the inevitability and benefits of globalization has led to the argument that countries should open their economies. Conversely, there is also a belief that the negative effects of globalization outweigh any potential benefits and therefore countries should become more protectionist....

  • Three Cheers for Global Capitalism. Norberg, Johan // American Enterprise;Jun2004, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p20 

    Discusses the benefits of globalization. Information on some of the goods being imported by the U.S.; Importance of globalization to third world countries; Arguments offered by the critics of globalization.

  • Have Trade and Globalization Harmed Developing Countries? Manzella, John L. // World Trade;Jan2006, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p8 

    This article discusses the effects of trade and globalization on developing countries as of January 2006. Trade and globalization have improved the lives of billions of people in developing countries. Currently, developing countries representing billions of people, including China, India and...

  • Global Competition Policy: Issues and Perspectives. Akbar, Yusaf H.; Mueller, Bernhard // Global Governance;Jan-Apr97, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p59 

    An essay regarding global competition policy is presented. It examines several issues bound up in the extensive and complex discussion. The first section concentrates on the causes and effects of economic globalization. The second section examines the implications of economic globalization for...

  • Globalization: The Real Competitive Threat. Schmidt, Susan; Weitzel, Sara // World Trade;Oct2008, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p8 

    The author offers her views on the competitive threat of globalization. She believes globalization is the result of a host of factors, among them technological advances, political changes, and economic policy choices. She calls on the need for a dialogue to distinguish between trade and...

  • Latecomers' Problems. Dore, Ronald // European Journal of Development Research;Jun89, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p100 

    Focuses on the problems of underdeveloped countries in the mastery of scientific and technological knowledge for the production of goods and services in international trade. Significance of industrialization for development; Advantages of underdeveloped countries; Lessons on national development.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics