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Title: The tamest of tigers? understanding Hong Kong’s innovation system and innovation policies
Authors: Sharif, Naubahar
Baark, Erik
Keywords: Hong Kong
Innovation system
Innovation policy
Newly industrializing 'Tiger' economies
East Asia
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: International journal of technology and globalisation, v. 1, no. 3/4, 2005, p. 462-479
Abstract: Using Hong Kong as a case study, this paper explicates the innovation system in a “Tiger” economy that has been less successful in making up lost technological ground than neighbouring Tiger economies. The paper outlines two important sides of Hong Kong’s innovation system: its strengths, characterized by a focus on flexible linkages, learning patterns, absorptive capabilities, and exploitation of existing technology; and its weaknesses, characterized by fragmentation in its current innovation policy mix, which has adversely affected its success in innovation-intensive fields. We argue that this policy mix needs urgent remediation if Hong Kong is to pull even in introducing technology and innovation policies.
Rights: International journal of technology globalisation © copyright (2005) Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at
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