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Foreign Trade Policies, Domestic Competition and the Benefits of Imported and In-house Technologies in the Newly Industrialising Countries

  • Homi Katrak

Abstract

The governments of a number of newly industrialising countries have implemented various policies to achieve ‘technological self-reliance’ (TSR). The precise interpretation of this objective1 has differed somewhat from one country to another but, as recent studies by Enos (1991) and Forsyth (1989) and also earlier work by UNCTAD (1981) and UNIDO (1981) suggest, TSR policies encourage the development of indigenous technological capabilities and assign only a limited role to imported technologies. The policy measures actually used to promote TSR have included government support for further education in science, engineering and technology, funding of scientific and industrial research institutes, incentives to enterprises to develop in-house technological know-how and restrictions on the imports of technology and on competing import products.

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Trade Liberalisation Consumer Surplus High Quality Product Trade Restriction Operating Profit 
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© V. N. Balasubramanyam and D. Greenaway 1996

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  • Homi Katrak

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