Welcome to MEKEI

The mission of the MEKEI research institute is to use research and education to help transform the countries of the Middle East and North Africa to advanced, knowledge-based societies led by sustainable innovation and social advance.


Stay Connected & Follow us

1010 Avenue of the Moon, New York, NY 10018 US

Simply enter your keyword and we will help you find what you need.

What are you looking for?

  /  Economic growth, catching up, falling behind and getting ahead

Economic growth, catching up, falling behind and getting ahead


This paper outlines several approaches and develops a conceptual explanation toward identifying catch-up processes taking place between leaders and followers within a group of industrialized countries (or even emerging economies) in pursuit of higher levels of productivity that could be traced to industrial racing behaviour, conduct and patterns in industrial and technological competition.
Keywords: Economic Growth; Competition; Catching-Up Hypothesis; Leapfrogging; Increasing Returns; Industries.

29 - GOTTINGER1-Itemid=.pdf
29 - GOTTINGER1-Itemid=.pdf