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A strategic framework to analyse the East Asian miracle within triple helix model – lessons for Kuwait

Husam Arman (Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat, Kuwait)
Sulayman Al-Qudsi (Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat, Kuwait)

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

ISSN: 2053-4620

Article publication date: 13 September 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to propose a framework that combines the triple helix model with competitive strategies concepts to capture and guide any innovation-led national development strategies.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper adopted a methodological framework based on existing methods and guidelines, the most commonly reported approach for developing a methodological framework. The review of fundamental approaches to achieving fast and sustained economic development, triple helix model and competitive strategies helped develop the methodological framework. The framework was validated and tested using the case studies approach on Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.

Findings

Kuwait aims to create an innovative environment to benefit from the innovation strategies anchored by the East Asian miracle economies and how they used the triple helix actors at different developmental stages. First, Kuwait’s research institutes and universities need to design interactive programs and activities with industry and community to help innovate solutions to current and prospective challenges. Second, the government needs to provide a competitive business environment and effective policies. Thirdly, the Kuwait industry must be encouraged to innovate and infuse modern technology practices.

Originality/value

Developing countries are trying to use science, technology and innovation as an effective strategy for achieving sustained economic growth. However, since each country has its unique conditions, learning from other success stories proved difficult if not structured in a framework designed to serve a specific purpose such as the one the authors propose in this paper.

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Acknowledgements

The authors wish to extend their sincere thanks to the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) for their partial financial support of this study related to Project TE062C. Research Grant (PN20-171C-07)-(CORONA PROP-92). We confirm that we have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Citation

Arman, H. and Al-Qudsi, S. (2022), "A strategic framework to analyse the East Asian miracle within triple helix model – lessons for Kuwait", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-09-2021-0138

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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