Upgrading the System of Innovation in Late-Industrialising Countries – The Role of Transnational Corporations in Thailand’s Manufacturing Sector

ab 19,90 

Martin Berger

ISBN 978-3-8258-0118-2
Band-Nr. 40
Jahr 2006
Seiten 320
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Wirtschaftsgeographie

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This book investigates the potential contribution of transnational
corporations (TNC) to the upgrading of systems of innovation in
late-industrialising countries. It looks specifically at TNC-affiliates in
Thailand’s manufacturing sector and compares them with firms in Penang
(Malaysia) and Singapore. Thereby, it examines the technological
capabilities of TNC-affiliates vis-à-vis local firms in order to assess
whether or not TNC-affiliates are suitable learning and cooperation
partners for local firms, and can, consequently, be considered as capable
contributors to the improvement of the system of innovation.