Philippine Management Review, Vol 13, No 2 (2006)

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Technology Management and Catch-Up Competitiveness: What the Philippine Can Learn from South Korea and Taiwan

Roger D. Posadas

Abstract


This paper gives a brief introduction to technology management and catch-up competitiveness and describes the technological learning and catch-up efforts undertaken by South Korean and Taiwanese latecomer firms. It also gives an overview of the extent of Philippine firms' technological laggardness and dependence. It then expounds on the lessons in technology management and catch-up competitiveness that the Philippines can learn from South Korea and Taiwan and concludes with a set of recommendations for the attainment of Philippine technological and industrial catch-up.

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