A dynamic analytic approach to national innovation systems: the IC industry in Taiwan

Lee, Ting-Lin and Von Tunzelmann, Nick (2005) A dynamic analytic approach to national innovation systems: the IC industry in Taiwan. Research Policy, 34 (4). pp. 425-440. ISSN 0048-7333

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The paper attempts to develop a mathematical model of the national innovation system (NIS) of Taiwan, particularly with regard to its integrated circuit (IC) industry. The method utilised is that of system dynamics (SD). Drawing on both questionnaire/in-depth interviews and computer simulation, the paper aims to increase insights into the dynamic processes of the Taiwanese IC industry system of innovation and understand the interdependence and interaction among capital flows, human resource flows, knowledge and technology flows, and product flows in the NIS. The paper concludes with some simulations of policy alternatives confronting the IC industry and the Taiwanese government.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Although the notion of `national innovation systems¿ has been popular in both academic and governmental circles since Freeman introduced it in the 1980s, there has been no serious attempt to date to quantify the dynamics of such systems. This paper is believed to be the first to do so, employing about 150 equations to build the model for Taiwan and to simulate policy options. Prof von Tunzelmann developed the ideas and guided the study throughout, as well as writing the final paper ¿ contribution 50%.
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Nick VonTunzelmann
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:33
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2012 15:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17065
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