Technology and Indonesia's Industrial Competitiveness
Thee, Kian Wie
This paper discusses the major factors which affect Indonesia's industrial competitiveness, specifically the determinants of its industrial technology development. The work first gives an overview of Indonesia's industrial development before and after the Asian economic crisis. Then it discusses some recent assessments on the country's industrial competitiveness and the determinants of Indonesia's industrial technological development in greater detail, including the policies which the government should pursue to encourage this development, particularly by strengthening those determinants through judicious intervention or by removing constraints hindering the effectiveness of these determinants. Finally, a series of conclusions and policy-implications are drawn. This paper was prepared at the Latin America/Caribbean and Asia/Pacific Economics and Business Association (LAEBA)'s 2nd Annual Meeting, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 28th-29th, 2005.