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Tax and S&T Policies for Research Commercialization: Perspectives of Southeast Asian Countries

Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat ()
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Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat: College of Innovation, Thammasat University, Anekprasong 3 Bldg., Prachan Rd., Bangkok 10200, Thailand

International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM), 2017, vol. 14, issue 04, 1-22

Abstract: High-tech businesses are important in enhancing the innovative capacity of nation. Many countries use tax schemes as one of the government policy instruments to provide an environment conducive to the growth of high-tech companies. This paper analyzes the tax policies and R&D tax incentives to promote technology commercialization in Singapore and Thailand. The analysis is focused on the government dimension of Porter’s diamond model. The results reveal the government intervention model whereby the governments of both countries have pursued a developmental state role in fostering innovative entrepreneurship. The study offers insightful lessons linking tax policy to the perspective of science and technology (S&T) policy. The policy implications would be useful to other developing economies in shaping the direction of the national innovation system.

Keywords: Tax policy; S&T policy; R&D tax incentives; technology commercialization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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