Economics at your fingertips  


Lynn Mytelka ()

Industry and Innovation, 2000, vol. 7, issue 1, 15-32

Abstract: National systems of innovation (NSIs) make many assumptions concerning the nature of the actors, their competence, habits and practices with regard to the linkages that lead to learning and innovation, all of which are common in advanced countries. In developing countries many of these assumptions are called into question. This paper explores the utility of an innovation system approach to developing countries bearing this proviso in mind. With illustrations from telecommunications and automobile industries, the paper focuses upon the need to integrate the role of transnational corporations and international rules and disciplines into such an approach and to examine more closely the way in which local clusters can be transformed into innovation systems.

Date: 2000
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (51) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this article

Industry and Innovation is currently edited by Associate Professor Mark Lorenzen

More articles in Industry and Innovation from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().

Page updated 2019-03-31
Handle: RePEc:taf:indinn:v:7:y:2000:i:1:p:15-32