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Learning, Capability Building and Innovation for Development

  • Gabriela Dutrénit
  • Keun Lee
  • Richard Nelson
  • Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz
  • Luc Soete

Part of the EADI Global Development book series (EADI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gabriela Dutrénit, Keun Lee, Richard Nelson, Luc Soete, Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz
    Pages 1-9
  3. Gustavo Crespi
    Pages 121-139
  4. Mario Cimoli, Gabriel Porcile
    Pages 160-175
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 282-296

About this book


Today, a large number of scholars studying development understand this process as involving learning and capability building. Capability building is an active, not a passive, process. It requires a purposeful effort from the learner's side, with support and commitment on allocation of time and resources toward learning activities. This process implies the possibility of failure as well as success, as we also learn from failures. A global cast of academics and policy makers examines economic development as a process of learning and technological accumulation, showing how economic development is a process involving creative destruction. While markets and market competition play major roles in structuring the development process, non-market institutions and government policies matter.


Chile globalization Policy work

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriela Dutrénit
    • 1
  • Keun Lee
    • 2
  • Richard Nelson
    • 3
    • 4
  • Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz
    • 5
  • Luc Soete
    • 6
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma MetropolitanaMexico
  2. 2.Seoul National UniversityRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Columbia UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Columbia Earth InstituteUSA
  5. 5.Universidad Autónoma MetropolitanaMexico
  6. 6.Maastricht UniversityThe Netherlands

About the editors

Morris Teubal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Gustavo Crespi, Inter-American Development Bank, USA José Eduardo Cassiolato, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Helena Maria Martins Lastres, Brazilian Development Bank Michiko Iizuka, UNU-MERIT, the Netherlands Flávio Peixoto, Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics Rajah Rasiah, University of Malaya, Malaysia Keun Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea Raphael Kaplinsky, the Open University, UK Howard Pack, University of Pennsylvania, USA Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico Gabriela Dutrenit, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico Valeria Arza, Argentinean National Research Council Bernardo Kosacoff, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Mario Cimoli, University of Venice, Italy Gabriel Porcile, University of Parana, Brazil

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