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From Agglomeration to Innovation

Upgrading Industrial Clusters in Emerging Economies

  • Akifumi Kuchiki
  • Masatsugu Tsuji

Part of the IDE-JETRO Series book series (IDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Masatsugu Tsuji, Akifumi Kuchiki
      Pages 1-11
  3. Learning Linkage as Drivers for Creating Cluster and Innovation

  4. Market Pooling and Organizational Change as Drivers for Creating Cluster and Innovation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 361-369

About this book


This book provides a coherent and useful framework to explain the formation of agglomeration and the endogenous innovation process of upgrading industrial clusters to the higher R&D. It contains country studies including; China, India, Japan, Brazil, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Akifumi Kuchiki
    • 1
  • Masatsugu Tsuji
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International Development Studies, College of Bioresource SciencesNihon UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Applied InformaticsUniversity of HyogoJapan

About the editors

AKIFUMI KUCHIKI is Professor at Nihon University, Japan. He was Executive Vice President of Japan External Organization and his previous publications include The Flowchart Model of Cluster Policy, International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management (2008), Industrial Clusters in Asia (Palgrave Macmillan with Tsuji, 2005) and The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy (Palgrave Macmillan with Tsuji, 2008).

MASATSUGA TSUJI is Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Applied Informatics, University of Hyogo, Japan and Professor emeritus, Osaka University. Received a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Publications include The Internet Revolution: A Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

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