Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Papers in Innovation Studies,
Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy

No 2006/3: Innovation policy for Asian SMEs: Exploring cluster differences

Cristina Chaminade () and Jan Vang ()
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Cristina Chaminade: CIRCLE, Lund University, Postal: PO Box 117, Sölvegatan 16, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden
Jan Vang: Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University, Postal: Institut 6 - Medieteknologi og Ingeniørvidenskab , Lautrupvang 15, 2750 Ballerup, Denmark

Abstract: Clusters are considered an adequate tool for development by governments and international organizations. Existing literature assumes that cluster policy can be universally applied & that industries cluster in similar ways. By comparing clusters in Asia, we highlight significant industrial differences in the relative importance of the cluster soft and hard infrastructure. We show the importance of the local specificities, the influence of national and regional policies & differences in upgrading strategies for SMEs. We identify patterns across industries and draw policy recommendations.

Keywords: clusters; developing countries; Asia; innovation policy.

JEL-codes: O30; O38

26 pages, March 1, 2006

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