Regionalization of Innovation Policies: The Case of Japan

  title={Regionalization of Innovation Policies: The Case of Japan},
  author={F. Kitagawa},
  journal={European Planning Studies},
  pages={601 - 618}
  • F. Kitagawa
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • European Planning Studies
Abstract This article contributes to discussions concerning the geographical dimension of innovation systems by shedding light on recent ‘regionalization’ efforts being made in the Japanese context. The current government's cluster initiatives, with national industrial and science and technology policies centred on strengthening university–business links, are critically examined in light of the development of Industry–Science Relationships (ISRs) and Regional Innovation Systems (RISs) set… Expand
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