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Innovation and the State—Development Strategies for High Technology Industries in a World of Fragmented Production: Israel, Ireland, and Taiwan

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1. Rapid innovation-based industries are defined as industries populated by New Technology-Based Firms (NTBFs), where NTBFs are defined as companies whose products are new technologies, are based on their own and others’ R&D effort to commercialize applications of new technology, or companies whose main revenue stream is based on R&D efforts to develop new technologies. For more on rapid innovation-based industrialization, see Breznitz, Dan, Innovation and the State: Political Choice and Strategies for Growth in Israel, Taiwan, and Ireland (New Haven, Conn., 2007)Google Scholar.

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