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Technology, Competitiveness and Radical Policy Change : The Case of Brazil - Jorg Meyer-Stamer

Technology, Competitiveness and Radical Policy Change

The Case of Brazil

Paperback Published: 30th September 1997
ISBN: 9780714643793
Number Of Pages: 352

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In 1990, Brazil implemented a radical change in its development policy - from import substitution towards a competitive pattern of industrial development.
Traditional technology policy initiatives have had a limited impact in terms of creating a national system of innovation that stimulates industrial competitiveness. A new approach has to be pursued, based on the new technology policy paradigm that emerges in the industrialized world; keywords are path dependency, differentiated instruments, and new, network-based patterns of governance. Politicians are facing the difficult but not impossible task of coping with this challenge. Industry is facing a fierce pressure to adjust. New management concepts help in mastering this challenge.
This volume investigates the reasons for the limited effectiveness of technology policy in the inward-oriented industrialization model of the past. It looks at the political structures that compromise the transition to the development model, and the restructuring effort within Brazilian industrial firms.

Technology and industrial competitiveness in the context of import substitution
general reflections and experience from Brazil: import substitution, technology development, and technology policy in developing countries
import substitution in Brazil
industrialization and technological development in the face of weak competitive pressure
crisis of import-substituting industrialisation and the political system in Brazil
Technology, innovation and industrial competitiveness
the discussion in the OECD-countries
prospects for Brazil: technology, innovation, and industrial competitiveness
technology policy for industrial competitiveness
on the discussion in the OECD countries
towards competitiveness
structural change in Brazilian industry and politics
general conclusions for developing countries
points of departure for a new technology policy
Tables: types of technology transfers
trends of foreign direct investments, 1948-88
changes in Brazil's education system
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ISBN: 9780714643793
ISBN-10: 0714643793
Series: Gdi Book Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1