Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-007-0201-x
Title: Knowledge sources of innovation in a small open economy: The case of Singapore
Authors: Wong, P.-K. 
Ho, Y.-P. 
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Wong, P.-K., Ho, Y.-P. (2007). Knowledge sources of innovation in a small open economy: The case of Singapore. Scientometrics 70 (2) : 223-249. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-007-0201-x
Abstract: By tracing the flows of patent citation to prior patents and scientific journal articles, we investigate the sources of knowledge for innovation output in Singapore, a small, highly open economy that has traditionally been significantly dependent on foreign multinational corporations (MNCs). We found that the local production of new knowledge by indigenous Singaporean firms depends disproportionately on technological knowledge produced by MNCs with operational presence in Singapore and scientific knowledge generated by foreign universities. Locally produced new knowledge by indigenous firms and local universities/ public research institutes constitutes an as yet insignificant, albeit growing, source for innovation in Singapore. © Springer-Verlag/ Akadémiai Kiadó 2007.
Source Title: Scientometrics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/44398
ISSN: 01389130
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-007-0201-x
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