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Industrial Clusters, Upgrading and Innovation in East Asia  

Co-publication with Other Foreign Publishers

Edward Elgar

This lucid and informative book analyzes the problem of clusters in transition through studies of agglomerations at different stages of development in various East Asian countries.


Co-publication with Other Foreign Publishers Industrial Clusters, Upgrading and Innovation in East Asia ■ Industrial Clusters, Upgrading and Innovation in East Asia
■ Edited by Akifumi Kuchiki, and Masatsugu Tsuji
■ £75.00
■ 302pp.
■ Published in 2011
■ ISBN978-0-85793-512-0
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CONTENTS

1. Introduction
Masatsugu Tsuji and Akifumi Kuchiki

PART I   BACKGROUND AND CIRCUMSTANCES

2. On the sequence of steps in clustering policy for creating spatial advantages
Akifumi Kuchiki and Toshitaka Gokan

3. Promoting regional integration through industrial Cluster Policy in CLMV Cities
Akifumi Kuchiki

4. Export Processing Zones and the WTO SCM agreement
Motoyoshi Suzuki

5. Thai Regional Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and their effect on the automotive Industry in Thailand
Somrote Komolavanij, Chawalit Jeenanunta, Pornpimol Chongphaisal and Veeris Ammarapala

PART II   CLUSTER FORMATION FOR UPGRADING AND INNOVATION

6 Case study of Laos: Prospect for a Vientiane Special Economic Zone
Motoyoshi Suzuki

7. Industrial upgrading: cluster development in the Malaysian electronics industry
Saha Dhevan Meyanathan

8. The interaction between the high-tech industrial cluster and its surrounding universities: the case of Wuhan ‘Optical Valley’ industrial cluster
Bei Hu and Rongzhi Liu

9. Interaction between transnational corporations and local government on industry clusters in China: the case of the automobile industry
Xiyou He

PART III   CLUSTERING AND INNOVATION

10. Effects of technological networks of small and medium-sized firms on their R&D activities in Shihwa Industrial Complex, Korea: toward industrial cluster formation and regional integration
Yoshihiro Kameyama

11. Agglomeration and local innovation networks in Japanese SMEs: analysis of the information linkage
Masatsugu Tsuji and Syoichi Miyahara

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