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High-tech Industry
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1. General Trends

Although associated in everyday usage with specific sectors of the economy, such as IT, "high-tech industry" is also more generally used to denote those branches of production which spend a significant amount of their output or turn-over on Research and Development (R&D), or which employ a significant number of R&D specialists. Defined in this way, one can even spea…

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Herrmann-Pillath, Carsten, “High-tech Industry”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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