Technological Learning, Industrial Policy, and Catch-up [chapter]

Arkebe Oqubay, Kenichi Ohno
2019 How Nations Learn  
Why is catch-up rare? And why have some nations succeeded while others failed? What are the prospects for successful learning and catch-up in the twenty-first century? This chapter introduces the aims, themes, and analytical perspectives of How Nations Learn, outlining the focus of each chapter, and considering pathways to the future. The volume examines how nations learn by reviewing key structural and contingent factors that contribute to dynamic learning and catch-up. It uses historical as
more » ... ll as firm-, industry-, and country-level evidence and experiences to identify sources and drivers of successful learning and catch-up and the lessons for late-latecomer countries. It aims to generate interest and debate among policymakers, practitioners, and researchers on the complexity of learning and catch-up, not only for late late developers but also for middle-income countries in the early stages of industrialization.
doi:10.1093/oso/9780198841760.003.0001 fatcat:gq4uluzomvgxlc27a7wpvdydre