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Asia’s Innovation Systems in Transition

Edited by Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Professor of Economics, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark, Patarapong Intarakumnerd, National Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies, Japan and Jan Vang, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
The success of Asian economies (first Japan, then Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and, more recently, China and India) has made it tempting to look for ‘an Asian model of development’. However, the strength of Asian development lies less in strategies that reproduce successful national systems of innovation and more in the capacity for institutional change to open up new development trajectories with greater emphasis on knowledge and learning. The select group of contributors demonstrate that although there are important differences among Asian countries in terms of institutional set-ups supporting innovation, government policies and industrial structures, they share common transitional processes to cope with the globalizing learning economy.
Extent: 336 pp
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Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 84542 713 9
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
This comprehensive book captures the transition of Asian national innovation systems in the era of the global learning economy.

The success of Asian economies (first Japan, then Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and, more recently, China and India) has made it tempting to look for ‘an Asian model of development’. However, the strength of Asian development lies less in strategies that reproduce successful national systems of innovation and more in the capacity for institutional change to open up new development trajectories with greater emphasis on knowledge and learning. The select group of contributors demonstrate that although there are important differences among Asian countries in terms of institutional set-ups supporting innovation, government policies and industrial structures, they share common transitional processes to cope with the globalizing learning economy.

With strong implications for policy makers, Asia’s Innovation Systems in Transition will be of great interest to academics and postgraduate students as well as national and international policy organizations.
Contributors: T. Altenburg, E. Aminullah, E. Baark, M. Fromhold-Eisebith, P. Gammeltoft, S. Gu, P. Intarakumnerd, K.J. Joseph, N. Kumar, K.-R. Lee, B.-Å. Lundvall, H. Odagiri, M.L. Overby, N. Sharif, J. Vang, H.W.-c. Yeung
Contents:

Preface

1. Asia’s Innovation Systems in Transition: An Introduction
Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Patarapong Intarakumnerd and Jan Vang

2. Opportunities for Asian Countries to Catch Up with Knowledge-Based Competition
Tilman Altenburg

3. Transnational Communities, Offshore Outsourcing and Offshore Subsidiaries: The Case of the Indian IT Service Industry
Jan Vang and Mikkel Lucas Overby

4. Effectively Linking International, National and Regional Innovation Systems: Insights from India and Indonesia
Martina Fromhold-Eisebith

5. Thailand’s National Innovation System in Transition
Patarapong Intarakumnerd

6. Hong Kong’s Innovation System in Transition: Challenges of Regional Integration and Promotion of High Technology
Erik Baark and Naubahar Sharif

7. The Indonesian Innovation System at a Crossroads
Peter Gammeltoft and Erman Aminullah

8. Performance and Sources of Industrial Innovation in Korea's Innovation System
Kong-Rae Lee

9. Advance of Science-based Industries and the Changing Innovation System of Japan
Hiroyuki Odagiri

10. National Innovation Systems and India’s IT Capability: Are There Any Lessons for ASEAN Newcomers?
Nagesh Kumar and K.J. Joseph

11. Innovating for Global Competition: Singapore’s Pathway to High-Tech Development
Henry Wai-chung Yeung

12. Policy Learning as a Key Process in the Transformation of the Chinese Innovation Systems
Shulin Gu and Bengt-Åke Lundvall

Index