Over the past three decades there has been a growing Interest In policies designed to stimulate growth and development through the development of high technology industries. Often these industrial policies encourage development of the high technology informatics industry. Technological advances and the expansion of productive capabilities are viewed as a driving force in national economic strategies for increasingly larger stakes in a highly competitive and interconnected global market. The authors of this volume look at the Informatics industry in eight countries, Brazil, France, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, and the D.S., as models for examining the role of governments in promoting advanced technology. The extent to which national policies succeed or fail in the implementation of general agendas for new industrial programs is seen in the widely varying approaches found in these countries. The authors consider the appropriate supporting infrastructure and long-range policy analysis and evaluation necessary for fostering competitive industry.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Foreword -- Introduction: Past Successes, Present Directions, and Future Issues -- National Policies for High Technology Development and Trade: An International and Comparative Assessment -- Brazil -- France -- India -- Japan -- Korea -- Mexico -- Taiwan -- U.S. National Policies for High Technology Industries: Some Lessons Learned -- Agenda -- Symposium Attendees, September 12-13, 1985