The Relevance of the Economic, Political and Social Environments of Europe and South-East Asia -1

It is apparent that there are considerable differences between the West of England and Singapore-Johor high-technology agglomerations with regard to collective efficiency, innovativeness and levels of development. Contrasting technological policies, and economic, political and social processes based on strong historical legacies, have also shaped the two innovative milieux. Continue reading

Industrial Districts, Innovative Milieux, Growth Triangles or Global Knowledge Economies? – page 4

In the West of England it is mostly the indigenous firms that have a regionally based R&D facility, displaying high levels of innovation. In Singapore-Johor it is again largely the indigenous firms, rather than the subsidiaries of multinational companies, who are the major innovators…. Continue reading

A Comparative Analysis of Patterns of Learning Behaviour and Co-operation in the West of England and Singapore-Johor

The partial quantitative analyses of fieldwork data presented in the previous two chapters indicate that a great deal of further information can be extracted and evaluated. With the objective of investigating further the innovative behaviour of SMEs in the West of England and Singapore-Johor,… Continue reading