In sum, the contours of Taiwan's high-technology development have been shaped by a dynamic trio of entrepreneurial state, guerrilla capitalists, and accommodative technologists.

The first section discusses the linkages between Taiwan's IT development and its previous development strategies. The second sections reviews the key policies of Taiwan's IT strategy. The third section examines the major institutions responsible for promoting IT in Taiwan. This paper concludes with a summary of the political economy of Taiwanese success in high-tech industries in light of relevant theories.

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Winter 1995

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Copyright © 1995, University of British Columbia. This article first appeared in Pacific Affairs: 68:4 (1995/1996), 551-576.

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