Technology and productivity in developing countries: A survey of the literature

Oberdabernig, Doris Anita (26 March 2015). Technology and productivity in developing countries: A survey of the literature (r4d Working Paper 2015/9). Bern: World Trade Institute, University of Bern

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This paper aims to survey the literature on technological change and mechanisms of technolo-gy diffusion, with a special focus on developing countries. We investigate theoretical models of technology spillovers, discuss possible forms of measuring diffusion, and summarize the findings of empirical studies. The picture that emerges is a heterogeneous one, with weak evidence for the existence of automatic technology diffusion in developing countries. Nation-al policies aimed at increasing human capital, providing adequate infrastructure, and enhanc-ing technology transfers might be necessary for technological spillovers to materialize.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

UniBE Contributor:

Oberdabernig, Doris Anita

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

Series:

r4d Working Paper

Publisher:

World Trade Institute, University of Bern

Funders:

[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF

Projects:

[UNSPECIFIED] Employment Effects of Different Development Policy Instruments

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebecca Anne Gilgen

Date Deposited:

08 Dec 2017 15:15

Last Modified:

08 Dec 2017 15:15

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.107165

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/107165

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