Learning, Capability Building and Innovation for Development

  • Gabriela Dutrénit
  • Keun Lee
  • Richard Nelson
  • Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz
  • Luc Soete

Part of the EADI Global Development book series (EADI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gabriela Dutrénit, Keun Lee, Richard Nelson, Luc Soete, Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz
    Pages 1-9
  3. Gustavo Crespi
    Pages 121-139
  4. Mario Cimoli, Gabriel Porcile
    Pages 160-175
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 282-296

About this book


Today, a large number of scholars studying development understand this process as involving learning and capability building. Capability building is an active, not a passive, process. It requires a purposeful effort from the learner's side, with support and commitment on allocation of time and resources toward learning activities. This process implies the possibility of failure as well as success, as we also learn from failures. A global cast of academics and policy makers examines economic development as a process of learning and technological accumulation, showing how economic development is a process involving creative destruction. While markets and market competition play major roles in structuring the development process, non-market institutions and government policies matter.


Chile globalization Policy work

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriela Dutrénit
    • 1
  • Keun Lee
    • 2
  • Richard Nelson
    • 3
    • 4
  • Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz
    • 5
  • Luc Soete
    • 6
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma MetropolitanaMexico
  2. 2.Seoul National UniversityRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Columbia UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Columbia Earth InstituteUSA
  5. 5.Universidad Autónoma MetropolitanaMexico
  6. 6.Maastricht UniversityThe Netherlands

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