Learning for Innovation in the Global Knowledge Economy: A European and South-east Asian Perspective
This work aims to be a step forward in understanding the learning behaviour of clustered technology-intensive small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Drawing upon qualitative and quantitative research methods, it shows how learning for innovation is stimulated or inhibited.
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analysis ASEAN Asian Bahru breakthrough innovations Camagni Capello chapter cluster analysis clusters co-operation collaboration collective learning competition context countries customers diffusion electronics employees entrepreneurs European regions European Union exports external factors global globalisation GREMI group growth triangle high-technology SMEs important industrial districts infrastructure innovation process innovative activities innovative milieu institutions interaction investment Johor Johor Bahru knowledge knowledge-based economy knowledge-intensive Konstadakopulos Kuklinski labour large number learning behaviour learning process linkages local/regional majority managers manufacturing market culture Messier-Dowty networks organisations political production Programme promoting R&D intensity regional agglomerations regional development Regional Development Agency regional economy regional innovation regional policy regionalisation sampled firms sectors SIJORI growth triangle Silicon Valley Singapore Singapore and Malaysia Singapore-Johor agglomeration Singapore-Johor cross-border area Singapore's single European market skilled workforce social South West South-East Asia specialisation suppliers survey Table technological innovation technology policies TNCs Total 30 firms trade West of England