The objective of this thesis is to study and analyze the economics of technological innovation in relation to market and industry analysis as applied to the Egyptian food processing industry. The research is motivated by the importance and impact of technological innovation on economic and industry processes, particularly pertaining to feasibility of technological adoption and subsequent diffusion of innovative technologies. The Egyptian Food Processing Industry is analyzed fully using descriptive microeconomic methodology and by utilizing an industry wise supply chain analysis. The main analytical elements include Stein's competitive advantage, Stoneman's rate of technology diffusion, and sensitivity analysis. The industry requires immediate technological gains in order to realize its benefits into the formal economy. The analysis reveals that with technological adoption, an innovative firm could achieve higher internal rates of return associated with gained competitive advantages. Diffusion of innovations, on the other hand, would essentially map technological adoption to output productivity, hence achieving economic development for our nation.
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John W Salevurakis
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Food industry and trade
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(2006).Economics of technological innovation with application to the Egyptian food processing industry [Thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Noaman, Safwan M. Economics of technological innovation with application to the Egyptian food processing industry. 2006. American University in Cairo, Thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
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