Title: Indicators of high technology competitiveness of 28 countries

Authors: Alan L. Porter, J. David Roessner, Nils Newman, David Cauffiel

Addresses: Technology Policy and Assessment Centre (TPAC), Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA, USA. ' Technology Policy and Assessment Centre (TPAC), Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA, USA. ' Technology Policy and Assessment Centre (TPAC), Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA, USA. ' Technology Policy and Assessment Centre (TPAC), Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA, USA

Abstract: Georgia Tech, with support from the National Science Foundation, has now completed a decade of development of indicators of national high technology competitiveness. This paper reports on the standing, emphasis, and rate of change of high tech competitiveness for 28 nations. Results show strong standing for the |4 Asian tigers|, comparable to many Western European countries. Five of our |6 Asian cubs| show dramatic rates of growth in high tech production and export capabilities; the 4 Tigers no longer show strong growth. Patterns are presented and discussed as well for |the Big 3| (Japan, USA, Germany), three non-European developed economies, two former East Bloc countries, and three Latin American nations. Our panel of 180 experts project a dramatic broadening of global high tech export competition over the coming 15 years.

Keywords: technological competitiveness; national comparisons; indicators; high tech competitiveness; high technology; export competitio.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1996.025477

International Journal of Technology Management, 1996 Vol.12 No.1, pp.1 - 32

Available online: 22 May 2009 *

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