Performance and Progress of OIC Countries towards Building Technology Development Capacity

Performance and Progress of OIC Countries towards Building Technology Development Capacity

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Publishing year : 2014

Conference : Fourth International Conference and 8th National Conference on Technology Management

Number of pages : 11

Abstract: The study assesses the technology development capacity of the 21 OIC countries based on the technology achievement index (TAI). The state of four fundamental contributors of technology development capacity, i.e. Technology development, diffusion of old technologies, diffusion of recenttechnologies and development of human skills, essential for indigenous technology development / and technology transfer and adaptation is studied for each of the 21 countries. Each fundamentalfactor is represented by two indicators. Achievement gap, comparing with the highest achiever, has been calculated for all the countries. Based on the achievement gap analysis, the progress of each country during the five-year period (2009-2014) has been evaluated in building technology development capacity. Strong and weak areas have been mentioned for some selected countries.Technology development capacity and achievement gap analysis of individual countries presentuseful information for policy makers and planners of relevant countries to formulateappropriate policies and programs for enhancing national capacity for technology development.