By H. Romijn
An authoritative exam of ways small companies in constructing international locations gather technological strength - the information and abilities required to function expertise successfully and to conform it to neighborhood stipulations. It fills a niche within the verified literature on technological power, which has missed the small-scale region inspite of the real function it performs in employment iteration. the writer develops a strategy for a quantitative evaluate of the training approach, utilizing case fabric from the small-scale capital items zone in Pakistan's Punjab Province.
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Their competitive advantages may derive from locational influences, process influences or market influences. Industries with separable manufacturing operations - especially light engineering - have especially good growth potential. The emergence and growth of such small factories makes a very important contribution to industrial development even if these firms do not exhibit great individual growth: 'Many products of such industries are in great demand in developing countries. Their introduction ...
We shall deal with two of these that will playa central role in this book: 35 • the one-sided focus on the large-scale modern sector in developing countries, and • the lack of rigorous measurement and testing. The one-sided focus on large modern firms is the subject of this section. The lack of rigorous measurement and testing is discussed in section 6. Section 7 outlines new research directions that arise from these limitations. The new research areas will be taken up in the chapters that follow.
30 There are also some interesting associations with other bodies of theory. In broad terms, an affinity exists with the findings of recent macroeconomic models developed by new growth theorists, although the latter use a neoclassical toolkit. 31 The three principal knowledge-based engines of growth in new growth theory, namely knowledge as co-product (learning-by-doing), knowledge through investments in education and knowledge through investments in R&D, are all to be found in the capability literature as well.
Acquisition of Technological Capability in Small Firms in Developing Countries by H. Romijn