Technology Management and Policy of Kurdistan Region of Iraq
In this chapter, the importance of upgrading KRI’s industrial structure to be able to generate more value-added products for maintaining the process of economic development is discussed. Khayyat claims that this process requires advancement in technological capabilities to employ and engross more urbane technologies. Thus, this advancement in technological capabilities needed to build a national innovation system, its activities should include but not limited to hardware and software purchases, industrial design and engineering activities, employing up to date machinery, equipment, and other capital goods, in-house software development, and finally the ability to conduct reverse engineering. In addition to this, Nabaz Khayyat shows the importance of investing in human development in terms of training and tertiary education, which should be applied in KRI for state building process.
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