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Competitiveness, Fdi And Technological Activity In East Asia

Competitiveness, Fdi And Technological Activity In East Asia

Sanjaya Lall , Shujiro Urata

Edited by the late Sanjaya Lall, formerly Professor of Development Economics, Oxford University (at the International Development Centre at Queen Elizabeth House), UK and Shujiro Urata, Professor of Economics, Waseda University, Japan

In Association with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank
2003 432 pp Hardback 978 1 84376 114 3
ebook isbn 978 1 78195 056 2

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East Asia is the most competitive and dynamic industrial region in the developing world. This is universally acknowledged but not yet fully understood. In particular, the different strategies the ‘Tiger’ economies used to access and absorb foreign technologies, and the interaction of technology imports with domestic technological effort, have not been sufficiently explored.

This book addresses this imbalance with new country studies on the interaction between foreign direct investment (FDI) and technological activity in building export competitiveness. The book covers China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, highlighting different strategic approaches to building capabilities in industrial enterprises. The book also includes a general overview and studies of Japanese multinationals overseas.

Contents
Contributors: J.V. Abrenica, P. Brimble, A. Goto, H. Kawai, L. Kim, S. Lall, H. Odagiri, Y. Okamoto, R. Rasiah, B.Y.A. Roberts, F. Sjöholm, G.R. Tecson, S. Urata, P.K. Wong, Y. Yao

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East Asia is the most competitive and dynamic industrial region in the developing world. This is universally acknowledged but not yet fully understood. In particular, the different strategies the ‘Tiger’ economies used to access and absorb foreign technologies, and the interaction of technology imports with domestic technological effort, have not been sufficiently explored.

This book addresses this imbalance with new country studies on the interaction between foreign direct investment (FDI) and technological activity in building export competitiveness. The book covers China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, highlighting different strategic approaches to building capabilities in industrial enterprises. The book also includes a general overview and studies of Japanese multinationals overseas.

Those interested in the critical role that technologies can play in promoting economic growth and competitiveness will find this study of great interest, especially academics and those in governments and agencies engaged in economic development policy.

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Contents

Preface and acknowledgements

1 Introduction and overview
Sanjaya Lall and Shujiro Urata

2 Foreign direct investment, technology development and competitiveness: issues and evidence
Sanjaya Lall

3 Competitiveness and technology: an international comparison
Hiroki Kawai and Shujiro Urata

4 Building technological capabilities with or without inward direct investment: the case of Japan
Akira Goto and Hiroyuki Odagiri

5 Overseas R&D activities and intra-firm technology transfer: the case of Japanese multinationals
Shujiro Urata and Hiroki Kawai

6 The dynamics of technology development: lessons from the Korea experience
Linsu Kim

7 Technology acquisition and development in Taiwan
Bee-Yan Aw

8 From using to creating technology: the evolution of Singapore’s national innovation system and the changing role of public policy
Poh Kam Wong

9 In search of balance: technological development in China
Yang Yao

10 Can the Philippines ever catch up?
Joy V. Abrenica and Gwendolyn R. Tecson

11 Industrial technology transition in Malaysia
Rajah Rasiah

12 Foreign direct investment, technology and competitiveness in Thailand
Peter Brimble

13 Technology development in Indonesia
Yumiko Okamoto and Fredrik Sjöholm

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