Acquisition of Technological Capability in Small Firms in Developing Countries

  • Henny Romijn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Henny Romijn
      Pages 1-8
  3. Capability Building in the Existing Literature

  4. Capability Building in Small Firms — A Quantitative Case-study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-128
    2. Henny Romijn
      Pages 129-152
    3. Henny Romijn
      Pages 245-263
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-374

About this book


An authoritative examination of how small firms in developing countries acquire technological capability - the knowledge and skills required to operate technology effectively and to adapt it to local conditions. It fills a gap in the established literature on technological capability, which has neglected the small-scale sector in spite of the important role it plays in employment generation. The author develops a methodology for a quantitative assessment of the learning process, using case material from the small-scale capital goods sector in Pakistan's Punjab Province.


Developing Countries development Economic Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Henny Romijn
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen Elizabeth HouseUniversity of OxfordUK
  2. 2.Development Research InstituteTilburg UniversityThe Netherlands

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