Key actors in the process of innovation and technology transfer in the context of economic transition

Dyker, David (1998) Key actors in the process of innovation and technology transfer in the context of economic transition. Science and Public Policy, 25 (4). pp. 239-25. ISSN 03023427

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Abstract

Communist ideology placed great emphasis on science and technology, but in a way that reflected little understanding of the reality of technological processes. In the transition economies, the institutional structure remains distorted in a way that is inimical to effective technology transfer. If the dynamic elements in these economies (the foreign-owned firms, the franchises, the high-tech small and medium-sized enterprises) could get together in the way they do in the West, the vicious circle of weak innovation/technology transfer would be broken. Helping government to raise its game is what is most likely to have a substantial exogenous impact on the process of innovation and technology transfer over the medium term. Radical reorganization, even abolition of existing science and technology ministries may be a necessary first step.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:16
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 09:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25040
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