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FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: B-1-08
Formation of Knowledge Networks in East Asia


Building up sufficient innovation capability is an urgent concern facing middle income countries in the East Asia region as strengthening innovation capability is seen as a way to escape the middle income trap. In this regard, there is a growing interest in the potential role of “knowledge networks”, which are similar to the production networks that catapulted East Asian economies on the path to industrialization and rapid growth. This study aims to explore the formation of knowledge networks in East Asia using patent citation as a main indicator as well as to examine what factors are associated with the development of knowledge networks in East Asia and whether such knowledge networks have contributed to economic growth.


April 2015 - March 2017

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] NABESHIMA Kaoru (Associate Professor, Waseda University)
[ Co-researchers ] KANG Byeongwoo
[ Co-researchers ] KASHCHEEVA Mila
  • IDE Research Bulletin
  • Articles to be submitted to the Developing Economies or other academic journals