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Global Knowledge Flows and Economic Development

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Global knowledge flows are becoming a key driver of economic development.  How can countries develop effective policies to reap benefits? This report aims to answer this question and highlights these key areas: promoting cross-border alliances involving firms and universities; simulating knowledge transfers from foreign direct investment ventures; attracting highly-skilled workers from overseas and creating vibrant innovation systems.  This book, published in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise, is for policy makers, practitioners and academics.

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Policy Recommendations and Learning Models

This concluding chapter synthesises the main policy recommendations and learning models from the book. It examines in turn the three core study issues of promoting cross-border alliances, stimulating knowledge transfers from foreign investment and attracting talented labour from overseas. The need to strengthen domestic innovation systems as a pre-requisite for connection to global knowledge flows is also stressed.

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