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Regional technology development path in an open developing economy: evidence from China

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This article explores the paths of regional technology development in a large open developing economy. Findings from the research based on Chinese data suggest a differentiated approach to regional technology development. In technologically advanced regions, indigenous R&D plays a more important role than learning-by-doing while in backward regions the latter becomes more important. Interregional technology transfer is found to have a more significant impact on regional technology development than Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and its effect intensifies when the technology level of the recipient region is close to the technological frontier. R&D plays a key role in both the assimilation of foreign technologies in advanced regions and the assimilation of interregional technology transfer; learning-by-doing only affects the latter.
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Keywords: D24; F21; FDI; O1; O3; learning-by-doing; regional technology development; technology transfer

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: School of International Trade & Economics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China 2: Department of International Development,Oxford University, 3 Mansfield RoadOxford,OX1 3TB, UK

Publication date: 01 April 2013

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