Innovation and the State Political Choice and Strategies for Growth in Israel, Taiwan, and Ireland Dan Breznitz

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
03 May 2011
ISBN:
9780300168334
Dimensions:
288 pages: 235 x 156 x 18mm
Illustrations:
11 black-&-white illustrations

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The 1990s brought surprising industrial development in emerging economies around the globe: firms in countries not previously known for their high-technology industries moved to the forefront in new Information Technologies (IT) by using different business models and carving out unique positions in the global IT production networks. In this book, Dan Breznitz asks why economies of different countries develop in different ways, and his answer relies on his exhaustive research into the comparative experiences of Israel, Taiwan, and Ireland - states that made different choices to nurture the growth of their IT industries. The role of the state in economic development has changed, Breznitz concludes, but it has by no means disappeared. He offers a new way of thinking about state-led rapid innovation-based industrial development that takes into account the ways production and innovation are now conducted globally. And he offers specific guidelines to help states make advantageous decisions about research and development, relationships with foreign firms and investors, and other critical issues.

Dan Breznitz is assistant professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology.