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Designing Public Procurement Policy in Developing Countries

How to Foster Technology Transfer and Industrialization in the Global Economy

  • Murat A. Yülek
  • Travis K. Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Public Procurement Policies, Industrialization and Technology Transfer

  3. Country Experience

  4. Industry Case Studies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 261-268

About this book


This book presents effective strategies for developing countries to leverage their public sector demand for manufactured imports to promote industrialization, trade, and technology transfer.  Technology transfer and its absorption is considered one of the most crucial and complicated challenges for developing countries, which are characterized by insufficient infrastructure, low technological intensity of the domestic capital stock, and high levels of manufactured imports.  Which strategies and policy tools can governments employ to link demand with technology transfer, thereby enhancing absorption capacity and development in emerging economies?

This book is part of a broader project launched by PGlobal Global Advisory and Training Services Ltd., in cooperation with Istanbul Commerce University (İTUCU) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).  The contributors to this book are policymakers, academicians, and experts who are working together to identify problems and develop policy recommendations for public procurement with respect to economic development.  The book includes theoretical, empirical, and case study analyses of technology transfer mechanisms, public procurement policies, and countertrade and offset strategies.  The lessons learned from these chapters will be of interest to both academics and policymakers concerned with technology transfer, industrial policy, and economic development.


Development Procurement Public Policy Technology Transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • Murat A. Yülek
    • 1
  • Travis K. Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.THK UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Christopher Newport UniversityNewport NewsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Designing Public Procurement Policy in Developing Countries
  • Book Subtitle How to Foster Technology Transfer and Industrialization in the Global Economy
  • Editors Murat A. Yülek
    Travis K. Taylor
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-1441-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-9880-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-1442-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 268
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics R & D/Technology Policy
    Development Economics
    Economic Policy
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