Technological catch-up in complex product systems

Majidpour, Mehdi (2016) Technological catch-up in complex product systems. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 41. pp. 92-105. ISSN 0923-4748

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Abstract

This paper highlights distinctive features of technological catch-up in complex product systems (CoPS). This paper contrasts catch-up trends in CoPS with trends in mass-market commodity goods, such as those produced in South Korea. Developing countries are lagging behind in many CoPS areas and technological catch-up in CoPS industries is a very challenging process. This paper argues that due to specific technological and market regimes, the dominant model of technological catch-up in CoPS is based on path-following catch-up. Stage-skipping catch-up is only possible in minor technologies and path-creating catch-up is almost impossible in CoPS industry.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Complex product systems, Catch-up, Regimes, Gas turbine, Iran
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mehdi Majidpour
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2016 09:56
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 11:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/63084

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