An Analytical Framework for Science Parks and Technology Districts with an Application to Singapore

29 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2004

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Francis Koh

Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Winston T.H. Koh

Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences

F. Ted Tschang

Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business

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Date Written: August 2003

Abstract

This paper analyzes the question: what does it take for science parks and technology districts to evolve and grow? We propose an analytical framework to examine the gestation, evolution and sustainability of science parks and regional phenomena at a broader scale such as technology districts. The framework comprises three aspects of a science park's development: growth mechanisms, level of technological capabilities, and integration with national or global markets. The main growth mechanisms we identify are government-led infrastructure provision, agglomeration effects and continual self-renewal through the creation of new businesses. We apply this framework to analyze Singapore's science park strategy and the recent One-North initiative.

Keywords: Science parks, Silicon Valley, Hsinchu, Cambridge, Singapore

JEL Classification: O20, O32, O38

Suggested Citation

Koh, Francis and Koh, Winston T.H. and Tschang, Ted, An Analytical Framework for Science Parks and Technology Districts with an Application to Singapore (August 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=626361 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.626361

Francis Koh (Contact Author)

Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business ( email )

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Winston T.H. Koh

Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences ( email )

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Ted Tschang

Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business ( email )

469 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 912409
Singapore

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