Darius Bozorg Mehri's research while affiliated with University of California, Berkeley and other places

Publications (2)

Article
Most theories of the developmental state assume that industrial transformation requires capable and coherent development bureaucracies that are “autonomous”—insulated from particularistic private interests yet benefiting from networks connecting them to relevant private industrial actors. Scholars agree that political factionalism and Islamic insti...
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Recent network-centred development scholarship has emphasized the role of ties to multinational enterprises, foreign direct investment and R&D centres as the primary conduits through which technology is transferred to build indigenous local technical capacity in the current global economy. This paper builds on these observations by introducing engi...

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... The political incentives to build POEs is not well articulated in the literature (Leftwich 2000;Mehri 2015). Political settlement (PS) theory is useful for this purpose because it focuses on the set of institutions and power relations that characterise the social order in a country (Khan 2010;Whitfield et al., 2015). ...
... A growing array of scholarship has now traced these developmental network, "neo-developmental, " "embedded network", or "heterarchical" tactics, strategies, and structures to industrial and innovative success stories in a range of national and regional contexts. Those include large countries long-recognized for innovative capacities -prominently including the United States (Block, 2008;Block & Keller, 2011;Brandt & Whitford, 2017;Fuchs, 2010;Mac-Neil, 2012;Wade, 2017); smaller countries which have effectively supported emerging innovative fields, including Ireland, Israel, Taiwan, and Finland, among others (Breznitz, 2007;Breznitz & Ornston, 2013;Maman & Rosenhek, 2012;Hsieh, 2016;Ó Riain, 2004Ó Riain, , 2006Ó Riain, , 2016Wang, 2015); selective and partial adaptations in the innovation strategies of classic developmental states like Japan and South Korea (Chu, 2016;Kim, 2012); technology-intensive areas of rapidly emerging economies like China (Breznitz & Murphree, 2014); and sectoral industrial developments in perhaps unexpected locales -including Iran's automotive industry (Mehri, 2015(Mehri, , 2017, and several Chilean export sectors (Negoita & Block, 2012), among others. ...