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From Agglomeration to Innovation
Upgrading Industrial Clusters in Emerging Economies
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
19 Nov 2009
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Industrial agglomeration is at the centre of global attention. The implementation of agglomeration has helped emerging economies to alleviate poverty, achieve economic growth, and reduce regional gaps. This book provides a coherent and useful framework to explain the formation of agglomeration and the endogenous innovation process of upgrading industrial clusters to the higher R&D. This book contains country studies including; the small and medium scale industries clusters in China; the software industry cluster in India; Japan's industrial cluster policy; the automobile industry clusters in Malaysia; the industrial cluster in the Greater Bangkok, Thailand; the biotechnology industry cluster in Singapore; and the industrial clusters in Rio de Janeiro.

The chapters in this volume are based on interviews, field work and micro econometrics, with a specific focus on global and local linkages. This book is essential reading for all interested in industrial cluster policies and development economics.


Description

Industrial agglomeration is at the centre of global attention. The implementation of agglomeration has helped emerging economies to alleviate poverty, achieve economic growth, and reduce regional gaps. This book provides a coherent and useful framework to explain the formation of agglomeration and the endogenous innovation process of upgrading industrial clusters to the higher R&D. This book contains country studies including; the small and medium scale industries clusters in China; the software industry cluster in India; Japan's industrial cluster policy; the automobile industry clusters in Malaysia; the industrial cluster in the Greater Bangkok, Thailand; the biotechnology industry cluster in Singapore; and the industrial clusters in Rio de Janeiro.

The chapters in this volume are based on interviews, field work and micro econometrics, with a specific focus on global and local linkages. This book is essential reading for all interested in industrial cluster policies and development economics.


Contents

Introduction
PART I: LEARNING LINKAGE AS DRIVERS FOR CREATING CLUSTER AND INNOVATION
The Automobile Industry Cluster in Malaysia
Industrial Cluster Development and Innovation in Singapore
Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Upgrading and Innovation of Japanese SMEs and Industrial Clustering
Innovation through Long-distance Conversations? Experience from Offshoring-based Software Clusters in Bangalore, India
PART II: MARKET POOLING AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHNAGE AS DRIVERS FOR CREATING CLUSTER AND INNOVATION
A Comparative Analysis of Organizational Innovation in Japanese SMEs Generated by Information Communication Technology
The Role of the Specialized Markets in Upgrading Industrial Clusters in China
Industrial Clusters and Workplace Training to Expand Innovation Capability: Evidence from Manufacturing in the Greater Bangkok, Thailand
Innovation as a Driver for Building an Oil& Gas Industrial Cluster in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Conclusion


Authors

AKIFUMI KUCHIKI is Professor at Nihon University, Japan. He was Executive Vice President of Japan External Organization and his previous publications include The Flowchart Model of Cluster Policy, International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management (2008), Industrial Clusters in Asia (Palgrave Macmillan with Tsuji, 2005) and The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy (Palgrave Macmillan with Tsuji, 2008).
 
MASATSUGA TSUJI is Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Applied Informatics, University of Hyogo, Japan and Professor emeritus, Osaka University. Received a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Publications include The Internet Revolution: A Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).