Patterns and characteristics of innovation in the ICT sector lessons from successful catching-up economies
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Expert Group Meeting on Investment, Research, Development and Innovation the ICT Sector ( Tunisia, 7-8 May 2013) ...
Expert Group Meeting on Investment, Research, Development and Innovation the ICT Sector ( Tunisia, 7-8 May 2013)
The presentation uses the concept of sectoral innovation system and argues for the importance of analyses conducted at sectoral level, because there are significant differences across economic sectors in the variables and mechanisms involved in catch-up.
Drawing on empirical evidences from research the presentation shows how innovation differs across sectors in terms of sources and patterns of technological change, appropriability conditions, knowledge base and accumulation of knowledge, and last but not least organizations and actors involved. A strong emphasis will be put on how the ICT sector differs from other sectors.
The second part of the presentation first discusses the common factors affecting catching up in six economic sectors – Telecommunications, software, automobile, pharmaceuticals, semi-conductors and agro-food- in several catching-up economies such a Brazil, India, China, Taiwan and Korea. It moves then into discussing the differences across sectors explains how the ICT sector (Telecom and Software) compares to the other sectors.
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