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The Tamest of Tigers? Understanding Hong Kong's Innovation System and Innovation Policies

Authors Sharif, Naubahar
Baark, Erik
Issue Date 2005
Source International Journal of Technology and Globalisation , v.1, (3/4), 2005, p. 462-479
Summary 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, characterised by a focus on flexible linkages, learning patterns, absorptive capabilities and exploitation of existing technology; and its weaknesses, characterised 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.
ISSN 1476-5667
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Language English
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