The Collective Learning Experience and Regional Channels of Knowledge Acquisition

As noted in the literature review, collective learning is attributed to the mobility of the local labour market, which accumulates its own knowledge and experience. The sampled firms reported that the average percentage of labour turnover within the last five years was 14%, although for companies in Johor it was much higher (20%) than for companies in Singapore (11%)…. Continue reading

Innovation in the Singapore-Johor Agglomeration

Regional Specific Advantages for Firms’ Development

At least ‘moderately important’
Access to infrastructure facilities (airports/ports/roads) 93
The business atmosphere and reputation of the area 90
Proximity to Singapore’s infrastructure facilities1 80
Access to innovative people, technologies, creativity and ideas 73
Availability of local research/engineering staff 70
Quality of local research/engineering staff 67
Availability of premises 67
Attractive local living environment for directors and managers 60
Availability of local regional universities 50
Availability of abundant labour supply in Johor1 40

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