Title: Competitiveness and innovation landscapes in the tropics: a comparison of Singapore and New Zealand during 1999-2008

Authors: Adrian T.H. Kuah

Addresses: James Cook University Australia, 600 Upper Thomson Road, 574421, Singapore

Abstract: Singapore-New Zealand bilateral relations are long-standing and based on a close political, economic and defence ties. Being small in economic size and population, both nations have undergone some challenges in a bid to improve their national competitiveness and innovation landscapes. This paper reviews both countries in terms of how innovative organisations are networked and organised so that they can be productive. It leads to a comparison of policies and governance orchestrating innovation. Through these instrumental cases and multiple data sources over a ten-year period, this paper concludes with some generalisation and lessons for other small emerging economies, especially those small developing countries in the tropics.

Keywords: innovation landscape; national competitiveness; economic policy; small economies; tropics; Singapore; New Zealand; innovation networks; bibliometrics; case study; emerging economies; developing countries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2014.065250

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2014 Vol.7 No.3, pp.245 - 263

Available online: 20 Oct 2014 *

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