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Technological Independence: the Asian experience (1994)

This book presents the findings of a United Nations University's research programme on the technological development process of selected countries in Asia, namely China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand carried out by Asian scholars and scientists. The book focuses on the experiences of these countries in acquiring and mastering foreign technologies, and in some cases, moving to autonomous technological development.

The study concludes that several countries of the countries analysed, particularly the larger ones, have pursued broad-based strategies of technology acquisition, but the results are uneven. There are many successful cases, but in several countries, the potential of investment in technological acquisition and mastery has not been fully accomplished.