During more than a decade, the Malaysian economy has showed signs of fatigue that indicate that productive opportunities are diminishing. What is causing the slowdown? Can the government do something about it? Are the lessons from Malaysia applicable to other emerging and advanced economies? This book presents a new analytical framework to explore these questions. The diagnostic is that the main root cause of the economic slowdown is the scarcity of technological knowledge by Malaysian companies. Solving this problem requires a new approach to policy-making that recognizes the importance of managing knowledge in society to create a knowledge friendly ecosystem where knowledge is created and allocated efficiently. A detail guide is provided about how to attain such an ecosystem starting from the current environment in Malaysia.
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CHAT. The cross-country historical adoption (chat) dataset is an unbalanced panel dataset with information on the adoption of over 100 technologies in more than 150 countries since 1800. We discuss the main aim of CHAT, its scope and limitations, as well as several ways in which we have used the data so far and ways to potentially use the data for other research.
Primitive Technology. The primitive technology dataset measures at three points in history the presence of specific technologies in the territories that correspond to modern day countries. The periods covered are 1000 B.C., 0 A.D. and 1500 A.D. (i.e. right before the colonization). The technologies in the data set cover five wide sectors: agriculture, transportation, communication, military and industry.
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