Item description for Globalization of R&d and Developing Countries: Proceedings of an Expert Meeting (Geneva, 24-26 January 2005) by Department United Nations...
The studies presented in this volume elaborate key issues related to the globalization of research and development and its implications for developing countries. The issues addressed include the use of foreign direct investment versus contractual channels in acquiring innovative capacities in developing countries, the potential links of transnational corporations research and development activities with the local innovation system of host countries, the likelihood of research and development spreading to new developing locations, and the kinds of host country policies that can facilitate diffusion of technologies from foreign affiliates activities to the local economy.
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Studio: United Nations
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2006
Publisher United Nations
ISBN 9211126940 ISBN13 9789211126945
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an overall benefit to developing countries Sep 25, 2006
We have here a writeup of a UN sponsored meeting concerning research and development being done in developing countries. The R&D was performed by transnational companies, as part of an ongoing trend of globalisation. To a TNC, the attraction is often the cheaper cost of research personnel, compared performing the work in the developed country. China and India are often the beneficiaries of this trend.
It appears that China and other developing nations get an overall benefit, as their scientists and engineers learn advanced skills. Necessary if a nation is to ever do more than just simple manufacturing and agriculture. One chapter discusses China explicitly. Several disadvantages are also pointed out. Including the fact that TNCs have relatively little interaction with the public universities, in terms of sponsoring research at those places. Though perhaps as China develops, this will change.