Acquisition of Technological Capability in Small Firms in by H. Romijn PDF

By H. Romijn

ISBN-10: 0230389805

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ISBN-10: 0312217730

ISBN-13: 9780312217730

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ISBN-13: 9781882002030

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An authoritative exam of ways small businesses in constructing nations gather technological strength - the data and abilities required to function expertise successfully and to evolve it to neighborhood stipulations. It fills a spot within the tested literature on technological potential, which has ignored the small-scale region even with the $64000 position it performs in employment new release. the writer develops a strategy for a quantitative evaluation of the training method, utilizing case fabric from the small-scale capital items zone in Pakistan's Punjab Province.

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Among the most important are the general economic climate l9 , the degree of competition and (related to it) market structure20 , the rate of change of the international technological frontier 21 , various government policies aimed at regulating foreign trade 22 and fiscal and monetary parameters23 , and government investments in a supportive science and technology infrastructure through public R&D and technical education of the labour force. 24 Important factors within the firm are the nature of the technology employed25 , ownership, firm size and attitudinal/personal factors 26 • Economic impact The studies have generally been at pains to show a POSItIve link between enhanced capabilities (and the efforts undertaken to acquire these) and improved enterprise performance.

For example, a study of the small-scale knitting, clothing, hammock-making and weaving industry in Brazil noted about the growth potential of small-scale firms that: . Despite the severe difficulties found in the small producers' struggle for survival and expansion the conclusion ... cannot be that there is a definite barrier beyond which they cannot go. The development of small-scale production is not just an outcome of pressures and constraints but also one of opportunity and initiative. Fascination with the former can easily lead to deterministic and gloomy predictions, to the denial of all accumulative prospects and to a theory of marginalization as the general paradigm of small-scale production in the periphery (Schmitz, 1982: 192).

This index is therefore bigger when a country produces a wider range of capital goods andlor when it produces goods that have higb skill requirements. A regression analysis carried out with a capability measure based on UNIDO's work points to the significance of three factors that are believed to be important determinants of cross~country differences in national technological capability. namely market Importance of Technological Capability 43 size, the stock of scientists and engineers and the trade policy orientation of countries (James and Romijn, 1997).

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