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Descriptive analysis of the knowledge network formation in East Asia

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  • Nabeshima, Kaoru
  • Kang, Byeongwoo
  • Kashcheeva, Mila

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This paper shows descriptively how the knowledge network in East Asia has been formed. In addition, the correlation between the knowledge network and economic growth is also examined. Evidence is provided to show that plugging into the knowledge network of developed countries could be a key for increasing innovativeness in a country.

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  • Nabeshima, Kaoru & Kang, Byeongwoo & Kashcheeva, Mila, 2016. "Descriptive analysis of the knowledge network formation in East Asia," IDE Discussion Papers 558, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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    Keywords

    Asia; Research & development; Scientific technology; Technological innovations; Technology transfer; Economic growth; Economic development; Macroeconomics; Network; Globalization; East Asia; Knowledge network; Patent data;
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    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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