Global knowledge flows are becoming a key driver of economic development. How can countries develop effective policies to reap benefits? This report aims to answer this question and highlights these key areas: promoting cross-border alliances involving firms and universities; simulating knowledge transfers from foreign direct investment ventures; attracting highly-skilled workers from overseas and creating vibrant innovation systems. This book, published in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise, is for policy makers, practitioners and academics.
Table of contents:
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: 1) Global knowledge flows The issues for Scotland: a Scottish enterprise perspective; 2) Contact details