Title: Public policy, governance and innovation: entrepreneurial states in East Asian economic development

Authors: Alexander Ebner

Addresses: Grenoble Graduate School of Business, Grenoble Ecole de Management, 12, rue Pierre Semard – BP 127, F-38003 Grenoble Cedex 01, France

Abstract: The analytical framework presented in this paper addresses the transitory character of the East Asian developmental states. It argues that the specific governance pattern of an entrepreneurial state combines the exercise of governmental entrepreneurship with distinct institutional, structural and spatial dimensions in coping with evolving techno-economic paradigms. The notion of the entrepreneurial state thus highlights the role of the state in shaping and coordinating national innovation systems. In conclusion, the transition to the institutional set-up of entrepreneurial states constitutes the major developmental challenge for the East Asian economies.

Keywords: developmental states; entrepreneurial states; national innovation systems; governance; techno-economic paradigm; East Asia; catch-up growth; economic development; public policy; entreprenuership.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTG.2007.012363

International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 2007 Vol.3 No.1, pp.103 - 124

Published online: 07 Feb 2007 *

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