ISBN Number: 9264107665
Global Knowledge Flows and Economic Development
Published by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme
Global knowledge flows are becoming a key driver of economic development. They encourage the inflow of new ideas and enable domestic innovation to be better exploited overseas. How can countries develop effective policies to reap the benefits that they bring?
This publication is based on a study led by the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme of the OECD in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise, the principal economic development agency for Scotland. The report recommends policies that governments and development agencies at national and regional levels can adopt to stimulate the participation of firms and research organisations in global knowledge flows.
The book highlights the following key areas where action is needed:
Learning model examples are also provided from leading programmes in Scotland and other countries in Europe, North America, and the Pacific Region. It is essential reading for policy makers, practitioners and scholars interested in this emerging area of policy.
Chapter 1. Cover and Table of Contents
Chapter 2. Executive Summary
Chapter 3. SME innovation policy and the formation
Chapter 4. Attracting, retaining and mobilising high skilled labour
Chapter 5. Integrating global knowledge flows for generative growth in Scotland: Life sciences as a knowledge economy exemplar
Chapter 6. The innovation solution: some lessons from Scotland, theory and Canadian cities
Chapter 7. Internationalising knowledge flows: Pacific experience
Chapter 8. Policy recommendations and learning models
Chapter 9. Annex
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