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AI & SOCIETY

, Volume 16 , Issue 1–2, pp 100 –111 | Cite as

Regional Specialisation for Technological Innovation in R&D Laboratories: A Strategic Perspective

  • Santanu Roy
  • Pratap K. J. Mohapatra
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Abstract:

The present paper attempts to highlight the strategy of regional specialisation for technological innovation in R&D laboratories. The paper makes a proposition that regional specialisation should be recognised as a strategic initiative for technology development in R&D laboratories. The rationale for this strategic initiative has been substantiated with the help of illustrations from the cases of technology development efforts taken up in different laboratories in the country under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. In this direction, CSIR and other centres of excellence have played a pioneering role in the development of various industrial clusters and artisan concentrations in different parts of the country. The implications of adoption or otherwise of this strategy initiative for technological innovation in R&D laboratories have been discussed.

Key words: Industrial clusters – R&D linkages – Regional specialisation – Technological innovation RID=""ID=""<E5>Correspondence and offprint requests to:</E5> Santanu Roy, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, Pusa Gate, K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110 012, India. Tel: &plus;91-11-5765380; Fax: &plus;91-11-5754640; Email: rsan58@yahoo.co.uk 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Santanu Roy
    • 1
  • Pratap K. J. Mohapatra
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi IndiaIN
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, IndiaIN

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