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The role of government in facilitating the innovative capacity of industry: The case of the Tasmanian light shipbuilding industry.
Wickham, M (2006) The role of government in facilitating the innovative capacity of industry: The case of the Tasmanian light shipbuilding industry. In: 2006 Academy of World Business Conference, July 2006, Paris.
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In order to understand the positive role that regional governments can play in facilitating the innovative capacity of its industries, this paper analyses the 25-year history of the Tasmanian government’s interaction with the Tasmanian Light Shipbuilding Industry. The research findings indicate that unlike governments of major economies, regional governments play a central and necessarily intrusive role in the facilitation of an industry’s innovative capacity, and that this role is necessarily changeable over its life cycle. This paper provides a discussion of the policy implications, and presents a reconceptualisation of Porter’s Diamond Factor Model for policy makers in regional economic settings.
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