Industrial Development Report 2002-2003

Competing Through Innovation and Learning

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This is the first publication in a new UNIDO series devoted to the various dimensions of industrial development. This series is intended to build on development policy experience and to advance the frontiers of current thinking, with a focus on the least developed countries. This report reviews the following topics: the ingredients of growth with equity; the predicament of the least developed countries; shortcomings of today’s policy models; spreading access to income-generating assets; providing greater symmetry in the costs and benefits of international compacts; and caring about future generations.



New technologies, new systems, new rules

THE INDUSTRIAL SCENE IS CHANGING QUICKLY-DRIVEN BY constantly emerging, rapidly spreading new technologies that are altering the relationships between enterprises and other entities and influencing how enterprises are organized and managed. National and international rules and regulations are also changing, improving the functioning of markets. Although many of these changes offer enormous benefits to developing countries that can use them in their economic interest, countries that cannot could be marginalized and excluded. Countries at all levels of development face the same challenge: ensuring that industrial enterprises become and remain internationally competitive.


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