Papers in Innovation Studies, CIRCLE, Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy, Lund University
Policy Reforms, New University-Industry Links and Implications for Regional Development in Japan
Abstract: This paper examines the changing roles of universities
against current policy and institutional landscapes in Japan, given recent
university reforms, the concentration of resources to the ‘elite’
institutions, and ‘regionalisation’ of science and innovation policies. The
variety of forms of university-industry linkages and spatial relationships
that universities are forming with regional stakeholders are illustrated.
The development of a new research system in Japan throughout the 1990s has
led to the emergence of new systems of innovation, in which
university-industry linkages have been sought as a means to stimulate
regional economic growth.
Keywords: university reforms; university-industry linkages; innovation systems; regional development; Japan; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: O30; (follow links to similar papers)
40 pages, June 1, 2008
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