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Social Capital for Regional Science and Technology Innovation - Regional Cluster Program Reviewed from "trust"-(in Japanese)


  • KAWASHIMA Hirotaka


Recently in Japan, regional promotion policies that focus the science and technology innovation are nationally implemented. One of the aims of this paper is to revaluate these Science and Technology Innovation Policy, especially Regional Cluster Program from a perspective of Social Capital. And the other aim is to define the close connection between Science and Technology Innovation and Social Capital by factual analyses. Qualitative analysis of difference by Regional Cluster Program and qualitative analysis of experts-interview suggest that Social Capital act as a factor of innovation and the program raise regional Social Capital among industry, academia and government. These results support the significance of the policy but in parallel, the qualitative analysis of experts-interview indicates the problem in the current implementation system.

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  • KAWASHIMA Hirotaka & KAWASHIMA Kei, 2011. "Social Capital for Regional Science and Technology Innovation - Regional Cluster Program Reviewed from "trust"-(in Japanese)," ESRI Discussion paper series 262, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:esj:esridp:262

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