Providing a global survey of public policies and programs for building national and regional ecosystems of science and technology based entrepreneurial development, this book offers a unique analysis of the advances, over the last several decades and in light of the experiential knowledge gained in various parts of the world, in the understanding of innovation systems in the pursuit of developing these economies. Presenting nineteen case studies of diverse developed and emerging economy nations and their regions, more than thirty expert authors describe an array of policy and program mechanisms that have been implemented over the years.
The in-depth analyses of the worldwide efforts featured in this volume provide the reader with several valuable lessons. There are clear indications of a trend toward better cohesion and coordination of national efforts to improve innovation but also a trend toward the broadening of regional agendas to address technology, talent, capital, innovation infrastructure and entrepreneurship culture issues - considered essential for knowledge based entrepreneurial growth. The book also offers a unique treatment of grassroots level programmatic aspects of these efforts, including some novel entrepreneurial mechanisms employed for policy implementation.
The book's blend of theory and practice provides valuable insights to the reader, particularly government, academic and private sector policymakers and scholars researching or involved directly with efforts to build and support the development of science and technology based entrepreneurial regions.
Edited by Sarfraz A. Mian, Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, School of Business, State University of New York, Oswego, US
Contents: Introduction Sarfraz A. Mian PART I: LARGE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES 1. Science and Technology Based Regional Entrepreneurship in the USA: The Evolution of National and State Policies and Programs Sarfraz A. Mian and Walter H. Plosila 2. New Directions in Japan's Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy: An Emerging Concept of Clusters as Seen in the TAMA Project Toshihiro Kodama 3. Stimulating Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The UK Policy Framework Helen Lawton Smith 4. Promoting Science and Technology Based Entrepreneurship through Regional Innovation Networks: The German Experience Holger Patzelt and Heinz Klandt 5. Science and Technology Based Entrepreneurship in France: Towards a Regionalized Neo-Colbertism Alain Fayolle and Olivier Torres 6. Innovation and Science and Technology Based Entrepreneurship in Italy: Structural Problems and Policy Challenges Guido Corbetta and Alexandra Dawson 7. Science and Technology Based Entrepreneurship in Spain: Public Policies, Development Programmes and the Role of Universities Jaume Valls-Pasola and Xavier Triado 8. Regional Innovation Policy in South Korea: Building Science and Technology Based Entrepreneurial Development Capabilities Kee-Bom Nahm PART II: SMALLER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES 9. Emergence of the Swedish Innovation System and the Support for Regional Entrepreneurship: A Socioeconomic Perspective Carl-Otto Frykfors and Magnus Klofsten 10. Building Entrepreneurial Platforms and Innovative Hotspots: Science and Technology Based Regional Development in the Netherlands Willem Hulsink, Jolanda Hessels and Kashifa Suddle 11. Science and Technology Based Entrepreneurial Support in Australia's `Second Tier Innovator Economy' Kevin Hindle and John Yencken 12. The Dynamism of Singapore's Science and Technology Policy and its Quest for Technopreneurship Poh Kam Wong 13. Taiwan's Industrial Innovation Policy and Programs to Support Research and Technology Based Entrepreneurship Jiann-Chyuan Wang and Daw Ma 14. The Israel Case of Science and Technology Based Entrepreneurship: An Exploration Cluster Uzi de Haan PART III: LARGE EMERGING ECONOMY COUNTRIES 15. China's Emerging Innovation System: The Interplay between the Science and Technology Policy and Technology Entrepreneurship Jian Gao, Xielin Liu and Marina Yue Zhang 16. Micro and Small Enterprise Based Innovative Entrepreneurship and the Development of Local Productive Systems in Brazil Ana Arroio, Jose E. Cassiolato and Helena Lastres 17. Science, Technology and Regional Entrepreneurial Growth in India: The Case of the Software Industry Jay Mitra and Ganesh Natarajan 18. Pakistan: Facing the Challenge of Science and Technology Driven Entrepreneurial Take-off Syed Zahoor Hassan 19. The South African Science, Technology and Innovation Environment and its Impact on Entrepreneurial Development Gideon Maas and Sandra Musengi Index