Dynamics of Science and Technology Catch-Up by Developed and Emerging Economies

  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•07•24    14:00 - 15:00

    Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar: “Dynamics of Science and Technology Catch-Up by Developed and Emerging Economies: A Composite Analysis Combining Scientific Publications and Patenting Data”

    There has been a growing literature on the progress of science and technology of emerging economies in recent years. This seminar by Dr. Chan-Yuan Wong (University of Malaya) presents a study that extends these prior analyses in two ways. Rather than tracking just the changing share of economies in world total patenting output quantity, it tracks both the quantity and quality of patenting activities of Asian economies. Secondly, the study combines publications and patents data (respectively measures of scientific and technological outputs) to provide a composite analysis of the temporal dynamics of science and technology catch-up by selected economies.

    The study proposes a dynamic model of phased development involving changing emphasis between science and technology, with a focus on Asia. Policy implications of the findings and potential extension of the composite analysis approach to a broader range of countries will be discussed.

    For more information, see the seminar abstract page on the UNU-MERIT website.

    About the speaker

    Chan-Yuan is presently a senior lecturer at the department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Malaya. He also is a researcher for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), and for IDRC-sponsored projects on Innovation Policies and Inclusive Development of Asia. He holds a PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Malaya.