Taiwan's Techno-hybrid Development Model: Taiwan's Industrial Policies for High-technology Sectors 1975-2012

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Taiwan’s technology policy toward the high-technology sectors embodies seemingly contradictory principles. The Taiwanese state has actively cultivated a rich set of international interactions with firms from advanced industrial countries. The state has not tried to terminate these links despite the fact that these interactions arguably create more dependence on the outside world than independence from it. This globalist orientation appears to clash with another fundamental principle of Taiwan’s technology policy – innovation as a nationalist project to build up the domestic technology and industrial infra - structure in order to develop the national economy as a whole. How has Taiwan resolved this apparent contradiction in its technology policy?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology Transfer Between the US, China and Taiwan : Moving Knowledge
EditorsDouglas B. Fuller, Murray A. Rubinstein
Number of pages24
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)9780415642205, 9781138562479
ISBN (Electronic)9780203080658
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
SeriesRoutledge Research on Taiwan Series

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