Nanotechnology and Development: What’s in it for Emerging Countries? attempts to answer these and many more questions. The book highlights the nature and magnitude of the nanotech divide between high-income countries and the rest of the world. It studies the evolution and functioning of state policy and technology clusters in developed regions like the US and EU in order to identify the strategies that can or cannot be replicated elsewhere.
Tracing the paths carved out by four emerging countries — Brazil, China, India and Mexico — the book identifies common and country-specific factors that influence the rates of return to public and private investment in nanotech. It then makes policy recommendations on how to bridge the nanotech divide while promoting economic growth and inclusive development.
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