Foundations of technology development, innovation and competitiveness in the globalised knowledge economy

Parker, Rachel (2004) Foundations of technology development, innovation and competitiveness in the globalised knowledge economy. Prometheus (Abingdon), 22(3), pp. 293-309.

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With the growth of high-technology industries and knowledge intensive services, the pursuit of industrial competitiveness has progressed from a broad concern with the processes of industrialisation to a more focused analysis of the factors explaining cross-national variation in the level of participation in knowledge industries. From an examination of cross-national data, the paper develops the proposition that particular elements of the domestic science, technology and industry infrastructure—such as the stock of knowledge and competence in the economy, the capacity for learning and generation of new ideas and the capacity to commercialise new ideas—vary cross-nationally and are related to the level of participation of a nation in knowledge intensive activities. Existing understandings of the role of the state in promoting industrial competitiveness might be expanded to incorporate an analysis of the contribution of the state through the building of competencies in science, technology and industry. Keywords: Knowledge; economy; comparative public policy; innovation; science and technology policy

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ID Code: 37541
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Knowledge, Economy, Comparative Public Policy, Innovation, Science and Technology Policy
DOI: 10.1080/0810902042000255732
ISSN: 0810-9028
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2010 01:20
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:19

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