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International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development

International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development (IJTLID)

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  • Technology Upgrading in Chinese Manufacturing A cross-industry perspective   Order a copy of this article
    by Guowei Dong, Björn Jindra, Ari Kokko 
    Abstract: This explorative article contributes by investigating technology upgrading in 23 manufacturing industries in China 19952015. We find not only industry-specific trends in the intensity of technology upgrading but also variations in terms of global interactions. Whereas Chinese manufacturing industries differ considerably when it comes to the relevance of foreign actors for the commercialization of frontier technology, the sourcing of foreign technology by Chinese actors remains low in all industries. In addition, we find positive relations between the intensity of technology upgrading and imports, inward FDI, and outward FDI at the industry level. However, there are no strong signs of a corresponding link between technology upgrading and revealed comparative advantages in exports. Moreover, we find only weak evidence of faster technology upgrading in the industries identified as strategic by the Chinese government.
    Keywords: Technology upgrading; Manufacturing; China; trade; FDI; Industrial Policy.

  • Learning opportunities and research agenda enrichment: can science benefit from research service to industry?   Order a copy of this article
    by Vladimiro Verre, Darío Milesi, Natalia Petelski 
    Abstract: Science industry cooperation is crucial for the economic and social development of a country and the beneficial effects that such cooperation can generate on science deserve particular attention. The possibility of learning and strengthening R&D capacities and the possibility of enriching the research agenda and giving it greater relevance are two desirable objectives for science. While there is some consensus on the positive role of joint research, literature has paid little attention to such effects in the context of the research service and to the role played by industry contributions. This work intends to investigate how research service can generate learning and agenda enrichment opportunities for science. For this, a case study is carried out in three sectors, agrobiotechnology, biopharmaceutical and nanotechnology, in a developing country like Argentina. Among the main findings, four different categories within research service were identified with the presence of benefits for science in terms of learning and agenda in two of them; the possibility for public agenda to increase its social relevance and receive feedbacks on basic aspects; the existence of both a substitution and a complementary relationship between this scheme and joint research.
    Keywords: research service; science; industry; learning.