ERIC Number: ED478335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Competitiveness, Technology and Skills.
This document examines competitiveness in the developing world. Chapters 1 through 3, which are largely conceptual, examine the following topics: the concept of competitiveness and why it is important; market-stimulating technology policies in developing countries, and the relationship between import liberalization and industrial performance. Chapter 4 discusses developing countries' recent performance in the area of manufactured exports, provides a comprehensive mapping of their competitiveness in technological terms, and identifies deficiencies in received trade theory in explaining the diversity and dynamism of exports by developing countries. Chapter 5 explores the skill needs of competitiveness and provides several useful indices of skill creation throughout the world. Chapter 6 presents a survey of the impact of multinational corporations on technology transfer to developing countries and export competitiveness in developing countries. Chapter 7 reviews the recent literature on technological capabilities and traces how Asia's newly industrializing economies have accumulated technological capabilities. Chapters 8 through 11 present case studies of the following countries and issues: (1) India's manufactured exports; (2) competitiveness challenges in Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines; (3) technology policies in Indonesia; and (4) transfer and development of technology in Kenya and Tanzania. One hundred twenty-nine tables/figures/boxes are included. All chapters include substantial bibliographies. (Author/MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Competition, Economic Change, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Industrialization, International Trade, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Skill Development, Skilled Workers, Technological Advancement, Technology Education, Technology Transfer, Training Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; Germany; India; Indonesia; Japan; Kenya; Malaysia; Philippines; Tanzania; Thailand