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ThinkMind // eKNOW 2016, The Eighth International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management // View article eknow_2016_2_20_60029


Cluster Development through Connectivity: Examples from Southeast Asia

Authors:
Hans-Dieter Evers
Thomas Menkhoff

Keywords: knowledge clusters; connectivity; Southeast Asia

Abstract:
Whereas since the 1990s national and regional planners saw the creation of knowledge clusters as a panacea for gaining a competitive advantage to propel a region or country into a higher stage of industrial development, recent research suggests that connectivity (e.g. through broadband penetration or joint research connections with collaborators elsewhere) is one of the enablers for socio-economic development. This paper will draw on the results of studies on knowledge clusters in Southeast Asian countries (Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore) as well as the relevant current literature to ask the question, whether knowledge clusters really contribute to regional development and if yes, under what circumstances. The paper will also draw on lessons learned from knowledge cluster initiatives in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and highlight policy options to enhance connectivity in the context of knowledge cluster development.

Pages: 33 to 40

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2016

Publication date: April 24, 2016

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4375

ISBN: 978-1-61208-472-5

Location: Venice, Italy

Dates: from April 24, 2016 to April 28, 2016

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