Evolution of knowledge intensive services in a high-tech region: The case of Hsinchu, Taiwan

Tai-Shan Hu, Su Li Chang, Chien Yuan Lin, Hsueh Tao Chien

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Abstract

Communication costs have reduced markedly owing to improvements in communication technology. Despite this development, face-to-face interactions facilitated by geographic agglomeration remain important in high-tech innovation activities owing to the ambiguity and uncertainty related to new knowledge. Consequently, location remains a major influence on global strategies of transnational companies, and enables global cross-border divisions of labour in high-tech industries. On the one hand, this phenomenon transforms the geographic distribution and structure in industry; on the other hand, it creates demand for strategic functions in management and organizational innovation. The emergence, introduction and operation of such functions all rely on the support of specialized service industries. During the two decades of development of the Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park (HSIP), the area around HSIP saw the gradual formation of a distinctive and strong network including production, incubation and research and development (R&D) activities. Within this network, knowledge intensive services provide a crucial interface between the supportive environment and technological infrastructure. This investigation analyses the interactions, geographic transformation and distribution between HSIP firms and producer services around HSIP, as well as the coordination between HSIP firms and research institutions. This investigation found that competition strongly influences the development and geographic transformation of producer services. Together with different industrial resources, they formed production networks. Such networks caused the development and geographic transformation of the Hsinchu area, and thus further influenced the growth of knowledge-intensive service businesses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1363-1385
Number of pages23
JournalEuropean Planning Studies
Volume14
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 1

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Hu, Tai-Shan ; Chang, Su Li ; Lin, Chien Yuan ; Chien, Hsueh Tao. / Evolution of knowledge intensive services in a high-tech region : The case of Hsinchu, Taiwan. In: European Planning Studies. 2006 ; Vol. 14, No. 10. pp. 1363-1385.
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