This report is a synthesis of a set of reports on the ICT industry and its R&D in emerging economies. The data provided here is based on specific research complemented by desk research, expert workshops and interviews. The analysed countries are not members of the OECD, therefore it is probably needless to state that the data, when available, are heterogeneous, little comparable and usually based on non-governmental statistics. The author tried as much as possible to make the figures as valid and consistent as possible.
This research takes part of the PREDICT project, a research line started some five years ago at JRC-IPTS and aiming at describing the dynamics of the ICT industry and its R&D worldwide. In 2011, the PREDICT report series offered a country-level approach to ICT R&D internationalisation by analysing the ICT industry in China and India, the two largest emerging economies. This report complements these 2011 PREDICT reports but from a somewhat larger perspective, including Brazil in the analysis and considerations about the structure of the markets, their regulation as well as trade aspects.