Strategic fit between regional innovation policy and regional innovation systems: The case of local public technology centers in Japan

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Abstract

Local public technology centers are publicly-managed technology transfer organizations, and their resource allocation strategies represent policy instruments for the promotion of localized knowledge spillovers. Since substantial regional differences exist with regard to the need for public technological services, policy instruments should consider these differences. This study develops a model and a method to evaluate whether the regional innovation policy matches the characteristics of a regional innovation system. The results indicate that the resource allocation strategies of technology centers have not been developed according to the needs of the regional environment; hence, technology transfer activities may not have been optimally utilized to facilitate regional economic development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLong Term Economic Development
Subtitle of host publicationDemand, Finance, Organization, Policy and Innovation in a Schumpeterian Perspective
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages295-311
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783642351259
ISBN (Print)9783642351242
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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