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Middle-income trap and patents

Jakarta | Mon, August 7, 2017 | 01:58 pm
Middle-income trap and patents Slowing growth -- In this April 8, 2016 file photo, people are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo. (AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

PREMIUM When opening the National Development Planning Conference in April this year, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told high-level national and local officials attending the event to strive for a culture of innovation like the one adopted by Tesla Motors, which acquired 864 patents on the path to producing its highly acclaimed electric car. While preparing the National Mid-Term Developmen...

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