Technological Change And Economic Catch-up: The Role of by Grazia D. Santangelo

By Grazia D. Santangelo

This booklet tackles the difficulty of technological and monetary catch-up through interpreting the position that public learn associations and native coverage play within the merchandising of this procedure by way of fostering neighborhood science-technology linkages with incoming foreign-owned multinationals. even though the ebook contains a number of techno-socio-economic contexts and diversified methodological views, the authors percentage the concept that public learn, academic and political associations supply functions in easy examine and coaching of hugely expert hard work, whereas deepest enterprises determine networking connections with medical groups (and for that reason entry to wisdom and contacts) in different components of the realm. The e-book argues that regardless of being a weird characteristic of the recent innovation version of the knowledge-based economic climate, the shut courting among wisdom move, innovation and monetary development has traditionally been a major mechanism in stimulating fiscal take-off and progress. This number of theoretical, old and utilized papers can be worthwhile to scholars, researchers and teachers with an curiosity in innovation matters.

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Thus, while many educators acted upon the belief that a body of engineering science could be taught at university-level institutions such as to promote the adoption of Universities and public research institutions 37 British industrial technology by engineers and entrepreneurs, vocational schools continued to play a pivotal role in training personnel for the young industries of France and Germany. This state of affairs reflected the difficulties in identifying the character of an engineering science that could actually prove useful in the practice of industrial production.

120–23). In spite of his role in promoting the academization of engineering, Reuleaux’s criticism of the German machinery firms provided the needed stimulus for the realization that the attempt to establish engineering education on purely theoretical and scientific grounds had proved fruitless. If the Technische Hochschule were to play an important role in supporting the catch-up of German firms with foreign machinery technology, the nearly exclusive pursuit of theoretical abstractions in their curricula had to give way to a wider reliance on students’ training in laboratories and industrial workshops.

4. 5. 6. ’ carried on under research contract no. HPSE-CT2001-00051 at the Fondazione Rosselli. A. Schumpeter Society meeting ‘Innovation, Industrial Dynamics and Structural Transformation: Schumpeterian Legacies’, Università Bocconi, Milan, June 2004. I acknowledge the funding of the Department of Economics of the University of Turin in 2002 and 2003 for the award of the research grants ‘Cause ed effetti della direzione del cambiamento tecnologico’ and ‘Innovazione: nuove tecnologie e cambiamento strutturale’.

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