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  • Evers, Hans-Dieter

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Malaysian development strategies since independence, again in the 10th Malaysia Plan 2010 have emphasized the development of industrial clusters, like the Penang free trade zone and the MSC. Malaysia has two strong knowledge clusters: the Klang valley with KL and the MSC, Penang State and a number of smaller clusters. A calculation of the density of knowledge institutions and knowledge personnel show the epistemic landscape of Malaysia. A preliminary study of Penang reveals that the epistemic landscape is fragmented. There are several areas with a high density of knowledge institutions and knowledge workers, which however do not necessarily overlap with industrial clusters. These imbalances need to be corrected to ensure a safe passage towards a knowledge-based economy and society.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 31763.

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Date of creation: 10 Jan 2011
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Publication status: Published in Penang Economic Monthly 11.6(2011): pp. 36-38
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:31763

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Keywords: Malaysia; Penang; knowledge clusters; knowledge economy; development strategy;

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  1. Fornes, Gaston, 2012. "Emerging Markets: The Markets of the future," MPRA Paper 42315, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Wahyuni, Sari & Anoviar, Alia Noor & Santoso, Anom Jati, 2012. "The Key Success Factors of Penang as the Silicon Valley of the East," MPRA Paper 42320, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Azhari, Mhd Karim, 2011. "An Introduction to the CenPRIS Ocean Research Cluster ‐ ORES," MPRA Paper 33989, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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