Making of an Asia-Pacific High-Technology Hub: Reflections on the Large-Scale Business Site Development Projects of the Osaka City and the Osaka Prefecture
Regional Studies, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp. 759-769, 2009
Posted: 26 Jul 2014
Date Written: 2009
Osaka City and Osaka Prefecture introduced several large-scale business site and technopole development projects in the 1980s and 1990s that appeared to be failures. This development was designed by the politico-administrative establishment of the Osaka area in order to claim their share of anticipated global economic growth. The case of Osaka suggests that business site developments need to be built on premises that match the requirements of a global knowledge economy. In the 2000s, Osaka started to create a more balanced strategy and a new vision, in which Osaka as a knowledge-intensive lifestyle city is the centre of interaction of the Kansai region.
Keywords: megaproject, business site, Triple Helix, local development, Rinku Town, Technoport Osaka, Osaka, Kansai, Japan
JEL Classification: O14, O21, O22, O25, O31, O32, O38
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