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Playing catch-up: how less developed nations can jump-start technology innovation

Abstract : This study aims to investigate the historical technological catch-up processes with particular attention to the role of windows of opportunity (WoO). As Industry 4.0 becomes the benchmark of many latecomer countries, this paper may provide guidelines to both policymakers and business practitioners. For clarifying how to catch up with the incumbents and leaders, the authors summarize the lessons based on the historical observations to conclude the pathways for latecomers who aim to reduce the gaps to leaders and manage catch-up. This study enriches the literature of catch-up from a holistic view with fresh insights into how and where to catch up.
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Lu Xu, Seong-Young Kim, Jie Xiong, Jie Yan, Han Huang. Playing catch-up: how less developed nations can jump-start technology innovation. Journal of Business Strategy, Emerald, 2018, 41 (2), pp.49-57. ⟨10.1108/JBS-09-2018-0160⟩. ⟨hal-02898210⟩

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