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International Technology Transfer to Developing Countries

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Bridging the technology gap is an issue faced by most countries but in developing countries the issue is doubly critical; not only do they lag further behind relative to other countries but they face more stringent resource constraints.



Part one of this report identifies the role played by existing policy in trade, foreign direct investment and intellectual property rights in facilitating International Technology Transfer (ITT). Pertinent analysis of the major implications of the report is given.



The WTO Working Group on Trade and Technology Transfer was established with the aim of encouraging technology transfer to developing countries. Part Two of the report outlines the Group’s Findings for increasing flows of technology.



This title provides a thorough overview of the economics of ITT relevant to developing countries and will be invaluable as a reference tool for policy makers, trade officials and trade negotiators.

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Encouraging Technology Transfer to Developing Countries: The Role of the WTO: National Policies

This section discusses the implications for national policies with respect to trade, FDI and technology transfer that can be drawn from existing research. The literature that investigates the effect of trade protection on technology transfer and growth is too voluminous to receive adequate treatment here. As can be expected from models in which increasing returns, imperfect competition and externalities play a central role, the results depend on the details of a particular model and require careful interpretation.

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