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An Indigenous Innovation: An Examplefrom Mobile Communication Technology
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Sustainability and Industrial Dynamics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5024-4642
2016 (English)In: Oxford Development Studies, ISSN 1360-0818, E-ISSN 1469-9966, Vol. 44, no 1, 113-133 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the processes of indigenous (global South) innovation, particularly of the “high-tech” and “radical” kind, which have spurred technological catch-up, using the example of a third-generation (3G) Chinese mobile communications technology standard. Three hypotheses were generated from this study: (a) modularity-in-design opens new windows of opportunity for technological catching-up; (b) the lack of essential intellectual property rights acts as a key inducement, or a factor-saving bias, that influences the rate and direction of indigenous innovation in the global South; and (c) the long tail of an old technology affects the take-off of a new indigenous innovation, essentially by shortening the technological distance to be covered.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. Vol. 44, no 1, 113-133 p.
Keyword [en]
indigenous innovation, catching up, IPR strategies, Modularity in design, development
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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Economics Economic History Business Administration Economic Geography
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Economics; Industrial Engineering and Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185146DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2015.1111319ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84957724865OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-185146DiVA: diva2:918399
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Available from: 2016-04-11 Created: 2016-04-11 Last updated: 2016-04-20Bibliographically approved

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