A New Approach to Assess the Technological Complexity of Different Categories of R&D (with Examples from Singapore)
This paper attempts to develop a set of generic questions the answers to which allow any given R&D activity to be correctly classified in one or another conventional R&D box—basic, applied, development, etc. Such systematic pigeon-holing allows latecomer countries to gauge the distance of their R&D activity from the world frontier, and how policies may be designed to overcome the hurdle that divides applied research and developmental research.
Technological capabilities, Research and development classification, Multinational corporations, Government policy
Strategic Management Policy | Technology and Innovation
Amsden, A. and Tschang, Ted Feichin.
A New Approach to Assess the Technological Complexity of Different Categories of R&D (with Examples from Singapore). (2003). Research Policy. 32, (4), 553-572. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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