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Greater China's Quest for Innovation
     

Greater China's Quest for Innovation

by Henry S. Rowen
 

Governments in Greater China (Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore) are striving to create higher valueadded— and homegrown—products, services, and technologies. No longer satisfied with China's role as the "world's factory," the Chinese government calls its effort "Independent Innovation." Likewise, Taiwanese firms are endeavoring to become global

Overview

Governments in Greater China (Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore) are striving to create higher valueadded— and homegrown—products, services, and technologies. No longer satisfied with China's role as the "world's factory," the Chinese government calls its effort "Independent Innovation." Likewise, Taiwanese firms are endeavoring to become global architects of many products, and Hong Kong and Singapore are rising to similar challenges. This book addresses topics at the heart of these efforts: • What specific actions are Greater China's governments taking to advance their respective competencies? • How do foreign firms bring technologies to them? • How adequate are the pools of talent and how are they changing? • What do patent and publication data tell us about trends in science and technology? • Why are China's research institutes being reorganized? • What has made a small set of hightech regions so productive? The authors, leading scholars and business people from Greater China, the United States, and Europe, offer valuable insights into the region's transition from workshop of the world to wellspring of innovation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931368124
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Henry S. Rowen is senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, professor of public policy and management emeritus at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and senior fellow emeritus of Shorenstein APARC. Marguerite Gong Hancock is associate director of the Stanford Project on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) at Shorenstein APARC. William F. Miller is Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management Emeritus at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Hancock, Rowen, and Miller are co-editors of Making IT:The Rise of Asia in High Tech (2006), and The Silicon Valley Edge: A Habitat for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2000).

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