This book focuses on the challenges facing small economies in the current context of increasing globalization. Combining diverse theoretical perspectives and insights from different regions across the world, the 12 chapters provide answers to two broad questions: How can regional economies position themselves with respect to national economies and global technology blocs? In a context of market globalization and accelerated technological development, how can they take advantage of technological progress and business opportunities? This book appears at a time when nations and regions are increasingly faced with the need to position themselves with respect to competitors around the world and, in many cases, make some hard choices in terms of their technological, industrial and human resources development. The paradox between globalization and regionalization raises some fundamental issues that need to be addressed in the very immediate future. The book, written by international experts, is organized around five major themes: technology and prospects for regional development; development, diffusion and utilization of technology in small industrialized economies; the effects of R & D spillovers on regional development; technological collaboration and regional economic development; and technological change and human resources management.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 208
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