Targeting economic development with science and technology parks and gateway cities: Schumpeterian possibilities of new developmental states in fostering local and global development
In this paper, we investigate how innovative environments as a local strategic policy with particular features of the new entrepreneurial evelopmental state associated to what we call a Schumpeterian-style of policy can transform regions of middle-income countries, like Brazil. In particular, we sought to answer the following research question: how the São José dos Campos Science and Technology Park (STP-SJC) has been used as a tool to promote regional development? To answer it, having a logical model of this policy in perspective, we focus on this environment’s main objectives and empirically we performed a case study applying process tracing methodology.
JEL Classification: R11.
Keywords: São José dos Campos Science and Technology Park, science, technology and innovation, global production network, local buzz and global pipelines, development