National innovation system in less successful developing countries: the case of Thailand

Patarapong Intarakumnerd, Pun-arj Chairatana, Tipawan Tangchitpiboon

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This paper, using Thailand as a case study, aims at understanding the national innovation system (NIS) in developing
countries which are less successful in technological catching-up. In contrast to developed countries, the development level
of Thailand’s NIS does not link to its economic structural development level. As Thailand moves from agricultural to an
increasingly industrial economy, its NIS remains weak and fragmented. The mismatch between the two affected Thailand’s
competitiveness and partially contributed to the recent economic crisis. Studies of NIS in countries like Thailand should focus
on factors contributing to the long-running perpetuation of weak and fragmented NIS.
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Original languageEnglish
JournalResearch Policy
Issue number8-9
Pages (from-to)1445-1447
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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