Leapfrogging Technologies by Developing Countries
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Leapfrogging is a way for developing countries to benefit from earlier skills and advancements of the developed world by skipping altogether a technological stage. For example, many developing countries have implemented mobile technologies by going wireless directly while skipping 20th-century fixed-line technologies.
LIMITS OF LEAPFROGGING
However, there seem to be limits to the success of leapfro...