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Innovation Spaces in Asia

Entrepreneurs, Multinational Enterprises and Policy Edited by Maureen McKelvey, Professor of Industrial Management, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Professor of Geography, State University of New York, Buffalo, US and Visiting Professor at University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Innovation Spaces in Asia provides insight into how and why Asia is poised to impact global innovation. Asia is undergoing rapid developments in markets, sources of technology and user preferences. A key characteristic of the book is the rich empirical understanding of the dynamic processes, involving the strategic decisions of firms and entrepreneurs with the broader socio-economic environment in terms of institutions, markets, knowledge and innovation systems. Innovation spaces are analyzed within Asian countries and firms, from Asia to the world, and from the world to Asian countries.
Extent: 400 pp
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78347 567 4
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Innovation Spaces in Asia provides insight into how and why Asia is poised to impact global innovation. Asia is undergoing rapid developments in markets, sources of technology and user preferences. This book provides an empirical understanding and initial conceptualization of these dynamic processes, including the role of multinational enterprises, entrepreneurship and public policy.

The accomplished contributors explore case studies of entrepreneurs and large companies in Asia in order to discuss the ways in which customers, institutions and firms, both domestic and foreign, are interacting to affect global processes of innovation and production. Innovation spaces are analyzed within Asian countries and firms, from Asia to the world, and from the world to Asian countries.

Students and researchers pursuing innovation, international business and entrepreneurship will find this to be a useful read. This book will also be of interest to innovation managers and public policy practitioners looking for a thorough guide on the topic.
‘. . . this book attempts to answer the following: what is the role of Asia in driving innovation in a global economy, and what is going on if Asia is not just imitating and using Western technology? With solid data collected from China, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Korea, the empirical chapters in this book eloquently address this question from their own viewpoints and evidences. . . .it is always challenging to organize a diverse set of papers into a logically coherent volume. Yet the editors handle this task effectively through the careful organization of chapters. . .The book’s coherence and organization are further assured by the contributors who are all experienced researchers from different disciplines and world regions.’
– Economic Geography
Contributors: S. Bagchi-Sen, E. Bourelos, X. Chen, G. Cheng, E. Deiaco, P. Fan, E. Gifford, S.J. Haakonsson, M. Holgersson, C. Jeding, J. Jin, P. Kedron, K. Lagerström, A.H. Lassen, R. Lema, X. Liu, M. McKelvey, T.A. Meraxa, T. Schunder, R. Schweizer, D. Slepniov, Y. Wang, O. Zaring, Z. Zhang
Contents:

1. Introduction
M. McKelvey and S. Bagchi-Sen

2. To Boldly Go…Characteristics of Chinese Innovation Policy
E. Deiaco and C. Jeding

3. The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Innovation Spaces: The Cases of China and India
M. Holgersson

4. Technological Competition in Chinese Market: An Investigation Based upon Patents
X. Chen, X. Liu, and Y. Wang

5. The Role of Customers and Regulation in Innovation: The Development of the E-bike Industry and of Lvyuan, A Leading Company in China
J. Jin and G. Cheng

6. Understanding Innovation Spaces through Emerging Multinational Enterprises in China: An Explorative Case Study of a Chinese Wind Turbine Manufacturer
D. Slepniov, A.H. Lassen, S.J. Haakonsson and M. McKelvey

7. Manoeuvering Global Innovation Spaces: An Explorative Case Study of a South Korean Entrepreneurial Venture in Nanotechnology
A.H. Lassen and D. Slepniov

8. The Emergence of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship in China: Four Start-up Companies in Nanotechnology in Suzhou
J. Jin, Z. Zhang and M. McKelvey

9. The Role of Returnees in Developing Entrepreneurial Ventures in High Tech Sectors in China
P. Fan

10. Evolving Global Innovation Networks of Indian Pharmaceutical Companies
P. Kedron and S. Bagchi-Sen

11. The Emergence of Indonesian Multinational Enterprises
T.A. Meraxa and S. Bagchi-Sen

12. Tapping into Western Technologies by Chinese Multinational Enterprises: Geely’s Purchase of Volvo Cars and Huawei’s Hiring of Ericsson Employees in Sweden
E. Gifford, M. Holgersson, M. McKelvey and S. Bagchi-Sen

13. Foreign Direct Investment in R&D and the Base of the Pyramid: Is a New Space of Innovation Emerging in India?
S. Bagchi-Sen, T. Schunder, and E. Bourelos

14. Problem Framing in new Innovation Spaces: Insights from Software Outsourcing
R. Lema

15. The Internationalization of Innovation: Off-shoring Home Base Innovative Processes in Software to a Host Nation Innovation System
O. Zaring

16. Tapping into India’s Innovation Potential: Consequences for a Western Multinational Enterprise and the Case of SKF
K. Lagerström and R. Schweizer

17. Ramifications for Western Firms Navigating Through Innovation Spaces in Asia
M. McKelvey

18. Conclusions
M. McKelvey and S. Bagchi-Sen

Index