Introduction

Chapter
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM, volume 12)

Abstract

Existing models of competitiveness that are mainly based on experiences of ­developed countries tend to focus on radical innovations (e.g., Porter 1990). Most previous research assumes that firms in developing countries can follow the same technological paths to achieve competitive advantage. The assumption, thus, became the key point of debate between Justin Lin, the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of The World Bank, and Ha-Joon Chang, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge (Lin and Chang 2009).

Keywords

Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Firm Product Life Cycle Domestic Firm Competitive Position 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UNDP/UNFPANew YorkUSA
  2. 2.School of BusinessGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

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