- Year: 2008
- Author: Huggins, Robert; Izushi, Hiro; Davies, Will; Shougui, Luo
- Publisher: Centre for International Competitiveness
- Published Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
- ISBN: 1902829042
The 2008 edition of the WKCI compares 145 regions across 19 knowledge economy benchmarks (full data for all indicators across each of the 19 benchmarks is contained in the accompanying Excel spreadsheets). This represents an increase of twenty regions compared to the last edition in 2005: nine from Europe, eight from North America, and three from Asia Pacific. These new regions were selected on the basis of a survey of a wide range of regions appearing to be become more internationally competitive. This year's report also contains a special chapter on economic development in the three leading Chinese regions.