Learning, Capability Building and Innovation for Development

Learning, Capability Building and Innovation for Development

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Today, a large number of scholars studying development understand this process as involving learning and capability building. Capability building is an active, not a passive, process. It requires a purposeful effort from the learner's side, with support and commitment on allocation of time and resources toward learning activities. This process implies the possibility of failure as well as success, as we also learn from failures. A global cast of academics and policy makers examines economic development as a process of learning and technological accumulation, showing how economic development is a process involving creative destruction. While markets and market competition play major roles in structuring the development process, non-market institutions and government policies matter.For individual firms in automobiles, microwave ovens, and semi-conductor production he identifies the foreign firms that supplied the ... the technical manuals providing instructions about operating individual machines; the expenses incurred to train local engineers ... in industrialized nations, Samsung, a major Korean firm, had considerable difficulty in producing the central mechanism 114 Learning, anbsp;...

Title:Learning, Capability Building and Innovation for Development
Author: Gabriela Dutrénit
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-08-23

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