Market Cultures in the Economies of Europe and South-East Asia -3

An investigation by the author of the patterns of associationalism in the South West of England (Konstadakopulos, 2000a) – patterns which are confirmed by the survey data presented in chapter 3 – reveals a rather limited number of co-operative networks among economic actors such as companies and research institutions. Continue reading

Market Cultures in the Economies of Europe and South-East Asia -1

In this section it is argued that the extraordinary growth of both the West of England and Singapore-Johor agglomerations can be characterised more accurately as a form of ‘business-led’ development. The main influences behind the agglomerations’ technological advancement are not only the national or regional governments (or even supranational institutions), and government-linked corporations, but also the owners of indigenous, high-technology SMEs and managers of TNCs operating outside the control of national governments.
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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

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