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Author Marcelle, Gillian M., author

Title Technological learning : a strategic imperative for firms in the developing world / Gillian M. Marcelle
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Ma. : Edward Elgar Pub., 2004
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Ma. : Edward Elgar Pub., [2004]


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Description xiii, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The TCB system approach -- 3. A quantitative exploration of technological learning -- 4. Management, culture and leadership for learning -- 5. Managing supplier relationships -- 6. Role of the innovation system -- 7. Strategic balance
Summary "This book investigates how individual firms in developing countries undertake technological learning and capability building (TCB) efforts and explains why some developing country firms are world-class and others struggle with these important processes." "The study concludes that it is internal competencies, such as the ability to manage strategic change and develop coherent systems that enable firms in developing countries to effectively navigate technological frontiers, the network of global suppliers and weak national innovation systems. In particular, the ability to strike a strategic balance between developing a diverse range of internal learning routines and managing boundary assets over which they have only partial control is found to be of importance."
"Technological Learning will be great interest to a wide-ranging audience, including science and technology academics, scholars and policy makers in developing countries, telecommunications managers and executive, and organisational management scholars focusing on developing country issues."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Organizational learning -- Developing countries.
Organizational change -- Developing countries.
Industrial organization -- Technological innovations -- Developing countries.
LC no. 2004051122
ISBN 1843766922