Promoting technology transfer and innovation for industrial clusters development: theoretical framework and policy implications for Vietnams
Industrial clusters have been formed and developed in many countries around the world and so far there have been many international organizations evaluating and summing up successful experiences. Vietnam has had a number of industrial clusters operating in the early stage and the scale of operation is limited, mainly formed and developed naturally. Recognizing the important role of industrial cluster in the economic and science - technology development, the Government has recently taken active actions in the promulgation of a number of supportive policies. International experience also shows that, in addition to creating a favorable infrastructure and business environment in order to attract investment, the development of supportive policies for technology transfer and innovation is important to improve efficiency of the industrial clusters.
This article focuses on developing an analytical framework for analyzing the role of technology transfer and innovation as well as major factors promoting technology transfer and innovation for the successful development of industrial clusters. Finally, a number of policy implications are proposed for Vietnam.
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