Biotechnology and Nanotechnology as technological oportunities for less developed territories
Evolutionary and neoclassic economics are at antipodes regarding the “catching-up” of less developed territories: the former maintain that it’s variable and depends on institutions; the latter say that it’s unavoidable and territories converge. In the evolutionary tradition, Pérez and Soete (1988) state that “catching-up” is easier in the initial stage of new technologies. This presentation will analyze these different hypotheses in the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology with data from emerging countries.
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Jorge Niosi is a specialist in technology management and science and technology policies. He received his doctorate in Paris in 1973, and he has been visiting professor at the Université of Paris (1992) and at the University of Stanford (California). He is author, co-author and editor of 14 books, more than 50 scientific publications in indexed journals, and some 40 contributions to books published in Canada and abroad.
He has been consultant of various governmental organizations, like the National Research Council of Canada, Communications Canada, Industry Canada, Statistics Canada, Conseil de la science et de la technologie du Québec, Industrie science et technologie Québec amongst others. He received the 1983 John Porter Award of the Canadian Sociology Association and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 1994. From 1986 to 1995, he was the Director of the Center for Interuniversity Research on Science and Technology, co-sponsored by the Université de Montréal and Université du Québec. In 2006, he received the Prize for the research ESG-UQAM 2006 category of established Researcher.
He is member of the Academy of Management, of the International Association for the Management of Technology, of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, del CIRST (Centre interuniversitaire de recherché sur la science et la technologie) and the Comité Consultatif de Statistique Canada sur la Science et la Technologie. He is also reviewer and editor of various international journals, such as Innovation Management, Policy Practice, Journal of Technology Transfer and the book “Canada’s Regional Innovation System”, which presents the first analysis of regional innovation systems in high technology in Canada.