Title

A New Approach to Assess the Technological Complexity of Different Categories of R&D (with Examples from Singapore)

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-2003

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Technological capabilities, Research and development classification, Multinational corporations, Government policy

Discipline

Strategic Management Policy | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Research Policy

Volume

32

Issue

4

First Page

553

Last Page

572

ISSN

0048-7333

Identifier

10.1016/s0048-7333(02)00080-x

Publisher

Elsevier