Apr 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2020
Analysis of Intermediary Organizations in East Asia’s Innovation Systems.
The role of intermediaries is highlighted as important in mitigating systemic failures in innovation systems, as they can broker collaboration, mediate conflicts, and provide critical resources and management to facilitate networking among different actors (firms and non-firms). Nonetheless, comparative research on roles and capabilities of different types of intermediaries (public vs. private) and different levels of underlying innovation systems (national, sectoral and regional) have yet been adequately understood. This study aims to fill in this theoretical gaps and provides management practices and policy recommendation regarding the roles of intermediaries, especially in the context of East Asia where differences in terms of development of innovation systems are large between high-income economies of North-east Asia and middle-income economies of Southeast Asia.