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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.

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Innovation and learning in global value chains

GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS SPANNING FUNCTIONS, PROCESSES AND countries provide a means for accelerating the development of enterprises and countries, providing openings that developing country enterprises can exploit to upgrade their capabilities. For such enterprises, or local clusters of enterprises, the task is to insert themselves into the wider networks. This takes discipline, to attain the higher world standards. It also takes an initial base of technological capability, built through purposive innovation and learning. But the effort should be worth it, for it offers access to markets and the knowledge of players in the world economy.

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