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International Competitiveness and Technological Change$
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Marcela Miozzo and Vivien Walsh

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259236

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259236.001.0001

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Sectoral Patterns of Technological Change

Sectoral Patterns of Technological Change

(p.166) 7 Sectoral Patterns of Technological Change
International Competitiveness and Technological Change

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Vivien Walsh (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter explores the similarities and differences amongst sectors in terms of the sources, nature, and impact of innovation. The first section describes the taxonomy of patterns of technological change developed by Pavitt (1984). The second section presents a taxonomy of patterns of innovation in services. The third section examines innovation in construction. The fourth section is concerned with innovation in pharmaceuticals. The fifth section considers innovation in the agrofood industry. The final section examines innovation in chemicals.

Keywords:   innovation, sectoral patterns, technological change, construction, pharmaceuticals, agrofood industry, chemicals

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