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From Agglomeration to Innovation  
—Upgrading Industrial Clusters in Emerging Economies —

Palgrave Macmillan IDE-JETRO Series

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.


Palgrave Macmillan IDE-JETRO Series From Agglomeration to Innovation ■ From Agglomeration to Innovation
—Upgrading Industrial Clusters in Emerging Economies —
■ Edited by Akifumi Kuchiki and Masatsugu Tsuji
■ £70.00
■ 384pp.
■ Published in November 2009
■ ISBN978-0-230-23310-2
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Contents

Introduction / M. Tsuji & A. Kuchiki

PART I: LEARNING LINKAGE AS DRIVERS FOR CREATING CLUSTER AND INNOVATION

The Automobile Industry Cluster in Malaysia / A. Kuchiki

Industrial Cluster Development and Innovation in Singapore / P. Wong, Y. Ho & A. Singh

Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Upgrading and Innovation of Japanese SMEs and Industrial Clustering / S. Miyahara & M. Tsuji

Collective Goods for Reformatting the Rio de Janeiro Software Cluster into a Local Innovation System / A. J. J. Botelho, A.S. Alves & G. M. Bastos

Innovation through Long-distance Conversations? Experience from Offshoring-based Software Clusters in Bangalore, India / A. Okada

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 / M. Tsuji & S. Miyahara

The Role of the Specialized Markets in Upgrading Industrial Clusters in China / K. Ding

Industrial Clusters and Workplace Training to Expand Innovation Capability: Evidence from Manufacturing in the Greater Bangkok, Thailand / T. Machikita

Innovation as a Driver for Building an Oil & Gas Industrial Cluster in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / A. J. J. Botelho & G. M. Bastos

Conclusion / A. Kuchiki & M. Tsuji