Measuring the Technology Achievement of Nations and the Capacity to Participate in the Network Age

Journal of Human Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2002

Posted: 21 Feb 2013

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Claes Johansson

Independent

Fransisco Sagasti

Independent

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

The New School

Meghnad Desai

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

The technological transformations of the past decade and the emergence of the global marketplace have raised the stakes for all countries to become technologically connected-to be able to create, adapt and use global technological innovations. Yet the challenges of competing in the technology-based global marketplace and of harnessing technology as a tool for human development are very different across countries, which vary greatly in their technological capacity and needs. This paper presents a measurement approach to assess the technological achievements of a country, as an aid to policy-makers in identifying policy priorities. It sets out the rationale for and uses of the Technology Achievement Index (TAI), and composite measure of technological progress that ranks countries on a comparative global scale.

Keywords: technology, globalization, development, technological capacity, Technology Achievement Index

Suggested Citation

Johansson, Claes and Sagasti, Fransisco and Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko and Desai, Meghnad, Measuring the Technology Achievement of Nations and the Capacity to Participate in the Network Age (2002). Journal of Human Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2221408

Claes Johansson

Independent

Fransisco Sagasti

Independent

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (Contact Author)

The New School ( email )

66 West 12th St
room 605
New York, NY 10011
United States

Meghnad Desai

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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