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Technology and Competitiveness

Jan Fagerberg ()

No 1996548, Working Papers Archives from Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo

Abstract: This paper reviews the literature on technology and competitiveness. First, the concept of the international competitiveness of a country, and various theoretical approaches on the relationship between trade and growth, are discussed. Then a number of empirical studies of the impact of technology (as evidenced by R&D, patents, etc.) on exports are examined. The final section summarizes the evidence and considers the lessons for policy.

Date: 1996-08
Note: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Oxford Review of Economic Policy following peer review. The version of record (Fagerberg, J. 1996. Technology and competitiveness, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 12 (3): 39-51) is available online at http://oxrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/3/39 (doi: 10.1093/oxrep/12.3.39).
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