chapter  10
25 Pages

Technological systems, innovation and transfers

ByBrendan Barker, Akira Goto

We introduce the concept of a national system of innovation which has proved useful in comparing the key characteristics of the systems of national institutions and policies supporting technology development and innovation in different countries. In our analysis of these systems we make a distinction between Asian-Pacific systems (Le. Japan, the NIEs and the ASEAN countries) the Euro-Pacific systems (Le. the USA, Australia, Mexico, etc.), and China as a special case.