This book assesses under what conditions and to what extent international technology transfer may contribute to technology gap closure in overall industrial activity. It is of particular interest for all developing countries as well as for the socialist countries of Eastern Europe.
0. Introduction Part I: Setting the Analytical Framework 1. Determinants of National Technological Performance 2. Foreign Technology and National Technological Build-up: A Search For a Framework 3. The Theory of the Dominant Economy and International Technology Transfer Part II: Quantifying East-West Technology Transfer 4. World-Wide Transborder Technology flows: Dominant Centers and Dependents 5. Foreign Technology Infusion into CMEA Countries: Size, Structure, Sources 6. Foreign Direct Investments and East-West Technology Transfer Part III: Dynamics of the CMEA Technological Position During the 1970s and 1980s 7. Technology Gap: Conceptual and Statistical Problems 8. Evolution of the CMEA Technological Position During the 1970s and the 1980s Part IV: Technology Import and the Technology Gap: Major Findings and Conclusions