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Creating a knowledge‐based city: the example of Hsinchu Science Park

Stephen Chen (Senior Lecturer (stephen.chen@anu.edu.au), National Graduate School of Management, Australian National University, Canberra)
Chong Ju Choi (Professor of International Business, and Executive Director (chong.choi@ anu.edu.au),National Graduate School of Management, Australian National University, Canberra)

Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the role of tacit knowledge in successful knowledge‐based cities. It focuses on a case study of Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan. The growth of successful knowledge‐based cities is dependent on three interrelated processes that create and transfer tacit knowledge in cities: local knowledge creation, transfer of knowledge from external sources and transfer of that knowledge into productive activities. Researchers need to focus on processes for the creation and transfer of tacit knowledge in cities, and designers and policy makers of knowledge‐based cities need to focus on creating tacit knowledge in cities. Discusses the connection between tacit knowledge and growth of global cities.

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Chen, S. and Ju Choi, C. (2004), "Creating a knowledge‐based city: the example of Hsinchu Science Park", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 8 No. 5, pp. 73-82. https://doi.org/10.1108/13673270410558792

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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