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Globalization and Technology. Interdependence, Innovation Systems and Industrial Policy. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2249430
  • Book
  • July 2003
  • 264 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
In this book Rajneesh Narula examines the interdependence of globalization and technological innovation at two levels: first, between locations, by examining the role of cross-border initiatives in the innovation process; second, between corporate entities, by studying the dynamics of inter-firm R&D collaboration.
  • Examines the international aspect of the interdependence of globalization and technology.
  • Explores the role of cross-border interdependence in the innovation process, as well as interdependence between firms.
  • Reveals an interesting paradox: locations and firms are increasingly interdependent through supranational organisations and the flow of investments, technologies, ideas, and people; but knowledge creation suffers from ‘inertia’ and remains concentrated in a few locations.
  • Draws on a wide variety of data at the firm and national level in the sphere of R&D and technological innovation.
  • Spells out important lessons for both policy makers and managers on industrial policy as well as the organisation of research and development by firms.
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List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Boxes.




1. Technology and Globalization as Concatenated Processes: A Brief Commentary on the Causes of Globalization.

2. Cross-border Interdependence between Locations: Learning Growth and Systems of Innovation.

3. Innovation Systems and 'Inertia' in R&D Location: Norwegian Firms and the Role of Systemic Lock-in.

4. Cross-border Interdependence between Firms: The Growth of Strategic Technology Partnering.

5. In-house, R&D, Outsourcing or Alliances? Some Strategic and Economic Considerations.

6. Technological Catch-up and Strategic Technology Partnering in Developing Countries.

7. Technology, Globalization and Policy Issues: Some Observations.




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Rajneesh Narula
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