Keywords: economic development, innovation, industrial policy, systems, technology policy
Technology as a system: industrial and technological systems
As technology is one of the main forces in an economy, many studies attempt to open this "black box" and understand how it functions. In this paper, I discuss the benefits of examining technology as a system and emphasise the linkage between industrial structure and technologies. After reviewing the theoretical discussions, I highlight the need for an empirical method to identify technology as a system. From a public policy point of view there are many benefits arising from the exploration of the relationship between industries and technologies in a framework called "industrial and technological system".