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Part I: The Embeddedness of Innovation in Regional Agllomerations
 
Chapter 1:
Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
1.1 Innovative Environments and the Importance of Proximity
1.2 The Concept of the ’Innovative Milieu’
1.3 The Evolutionary Theory of Technological Change
1.4 The Importance of Agglomeration or Cluster Economies
1.5 Re-conceptualising the Role of Learning in Regional Development
1.6 The Exploitation of Collective Learning: An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Innovate
1.7 The Importance of Networking for SMEs
 
Chapter 2:
Technological Innovation Policies in the EU and ASEAN Economies
2.1 The Emerging Global Knowledge Economy
2.2 The Evolutionary Development of Technological Policy in Europe
2.2.1 Policy Patterns in European Regional Agglomerations
2.2.2 The Industrial District of the West of England
2.3 The Evolving Nature of Technological Policy in ASEAN
2.3.1 Singapore: Building Capacity for Learning
2.3.2 Malaysia’s Technological Development
2.3.3 The State of Johor: the Southern Gateway to Malaysia
2.3.4 The Singapore-Johor Cross-Border Agglomeration and the Logic of Spillover
2.4 EU-ASEAN Technological Co-operation
 
Part II:
The Empirical Comparative Analysis
 
Chapter 3:
Innovation in the West of England
3.1 The Profile of Innovative Regional Firms
3.2 Regional Innovators and their Sources of Innovation
3.3 Regional Collaboration in Product and Process Development
3.4 Inter-film Linkages, Networks, and Collaboration
3.5 The Effect of Regional Specific Advantages on Firms’ Development
3.6 The Collective Learning Experience and Regional Channels of Knowledge Acquisition
 
Chapter 4:
Innovation in the Singapore-Johor Agglomeration
4.1 The Profile of Innovative Regional Firms
4.2 Regional Innovators and their Sources of Innovation
4.3 Regional Collaboration in Product and Process Development
4.4 Inter-firm Linkages, Networks, and Collaboration
4.5 The Effect of Regional Specific Advantages on Firms’ Development
4.6 The Collective Learning Experience and Regional Channels of Knowledge Acquisition
 
Chapter 5:
A Comparative Analysis of Patterns of Learning Behaviour and Co-operation in the West of England and Singapore-Johor
5.1 A Statistical Analysis of the West of England Sample Survey
5.2 A Statistical Analysis of the Singapore-Johor Sample Survey
5.3 Industrial Districts, Innovative Milieux, Growth Triangles or Global Knowledge Economies?
 
Part III:
Policy Lessons and Implications
 
Chapter 6:
The Relevance of the Economic, Political, and Social Environments of Europe and South-East Asia
6.1 Market Cultures in the Economies of Europe and South-East Asia
6.1.1 Competing Models of Development
6.1.2 Implications for Policy
6.2 Recommendations: Facilitating the Development of Knowledge-intensive Enterprises

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