Title: Innovation system of a metropolitan region: a case study of the Yangtze River Delta

Authors: Fuji Xie, Hongwei Du

Addresses: Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200052, PRC. ' College of Business and Economics, California State University-East Bay, Hayward, CA 94542, USA

Abstract: Based on theories of national and regional innovation systems, this paper discusses the relationship between the regional innovation system and administrative districts in China, then defines the concept of the innovation system of a metropolitan region (megalopolis), analyses the basis for the formation of the Yangtze River Delta Innovation System, depicts its structure and collaboration model, and, in conclusion, presents the strategic aim to build an Innovation System for the Yangtze River Delta and the corresponding institutional framework.

Keywords: metropolitan region; innovation systems; technological innovation; Yangtze River Delta; China; national innovation; regional innovation; collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.015949

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2008 Vol.5 No.1, pp.81 - 93

Published online: 02 Dec 2007 *

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