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Overcoming the failure of 'silicon somewheres': learning in policy transfer processes

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Increased pressure to use policy transfer as a tool has led policy-makers to seek it as a solution for innovation efforts. A prominent example is Silicon Valley, whose replication attempts have been widely criticised. Based on 'Silicon Somewhere' cases in Asia, Europe and the US, the research suggests that there are different types of learning contributing to the success or failure of policy transfer. These variations in the learning processes underlying the transfer include imitation, trialand-error and adaptive learning.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Email: [email protected]

Publication date: January 2017

This article was made available online on October 31, 2016 as a Fast Track article with title: "Overcoming the failure of ‘silicon somewheres’: learning in policy transfer processes".

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