Title: The role of government in Porter's Diamond model: comparative cases of Singapore and Thailand
Authors: Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat
Addresses: College of Innovation, Thammasat University, Anekprasong 3 Bldg., Prachan Rd., Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Abstract: This paper explores the government dimension of Porter's Diamond model. In particular, the study analyses the role of government to support economics of innovation in the cases of Singapore and Thailand. The paper examines the government policies including major tax policies and research and development tax incentives in promoting the high-tech industries in Singapore and Thailand. The analyses of findings offer the policy learning of using tax policy as part of the science and technology policy instruments to foster technological innovations. The study gives insightful lessons which would be useful for readers and policy makers to understand linkages between the government role, innovation politics and major government policies to support innovation system development.
Keywords: government policies; innovation politics; Porter's Diamond model; tax policies; technology commercialisation.
International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2018 Vol.18 No.1, pp.73 - 88
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