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The influence of industrial policy and national systems of innovation on emerging economy suppliers’ learning capability

Khan, Zaheer; Lew, Yong Kyu; Akhtar, Pervaiz

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Zaheer Khan

Yong Kyu Lew

Pervaiz Akhtar



Abstract

This paper links the industrial policy and national systems of innovation literature to the investigation of learning capabilities of suppliers in the context of the automotive parts industry of Pakistan. Drawing data from 50 Pakistani autoparts suppliers, the findings suggest that industrial policy has been helpful in creating a local parts supply base and facilitating the entry of Japanese assemblers in the market. However, the implementation of the policy has been weak, and it is an arduous journey for the local suppliers to develop ambidextrous (exploratory and exploitative) learning capabilities. The findings also indicate that where local training and support from R&D institutions are weak, networking alone with foreign multinationals is not sufficient on its own to develop exploratory learning capabilities of local suppliers. This paper shows the importance of creating national–provincial institutions offering learning and skills development aimed towards innovation.

Citation

Khan, Z., Lew, Y. K., & Akhtar, P. (2016). The influence of industrial policy and national systems of innovation on emerging economy suppliers’ learning capability. Industry and Innovation, 23(6), 512-530. https://doi.org/10.1080/13662716.2016.1189811

Online Publication Date May 28, 2016
Publication Date Aug 17, 2016
Deposit Date Jun 24, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Industry & innovation
Print ISSN 1366-2716
Electronic ISSN 1469-8390
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 6
Pages 512-530
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13662716.2016.1189811
Keywords Industrial policy; National systems of innovation; Institutions; Knowledge transfer; Learning capability; Emerging economy; Automotive industry
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/440279
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13662716.2016.1189811
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