Title: Nanotechnology: a successive industrial revolution of Schumpeter's long wave theory

Authors: Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat

Addresses: The Ministry of Science and Technology, The National Science and Technology Development Agency, 114 Thailand Science Park, Paholyothin Rd., Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand

Abstract: This paper is concerned with the strategies on research management and technology policies of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is now a science and technology (S&T) priority area for many Asian countries with governments making efforts to put the results of nanotechnology development to commercialisation. The national policy for nanotechnology is to change the existing technology system and bring about an industrial revolution (the nanorevolution). Under the pressure of competition, the key to success lies in how each country can find the right application on which to focus in order to survive through international competition. This paper reviews nanotechnology research activities in some Asian countries exhibiting an enthusiastic approach in undertaking nanotechnology initiatives – Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. The paper finally recommends policy implications to encourage national innovativeness and effective commercialisation.

Keywords: nanotechnology; paradigm shift; revolutionary; research management; commercialisation; technology policy; strategies; nanorevolution; Thailand; Malaysia; Singapore; China; South Korea; Taiwan; Japan; national innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2004.005981

International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2004 Vol.1 No.4, pp.480 - 490

Published online: 12 Jan 2005 *

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