The New Asian Innovation Dynamics: China and India in Perspective (Technology, Globalization and Development)

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9781349586516: The New Asian Innovation Dynamics: China and India in Perspective (Technology, Globalization and Development)

This empirically and conceptually rich volume identifies the emerging dynamics in the broader areas of science, technology and R&D in China and India by identifying the principal forces and actors at work that shape the new global division of labour in the internationalization of technology and innovation.

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GOVINDAN PARAYIL is Professor at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo, Norway, where his research focus is on science, technology and sustainable innovation as well as integrating knowledge across the disciplines to study global problems within the science-technology-society interface. Before moving to Oslo, he taught at the National University of Singapore and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
ANTHONY P. D'COSTA is Professor in Indian Studies at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Before moving to CBS, he taught at the University of Washington for 18 years. He has written several books and articles on the global steel, automobile, and IT industries, and received many fellowships. He is researching the international mobility of IT workers among India, Japan, and the US. He edits "Technology, Globalization and Development" and "Indias Changing Role in the Global Political Economy" book series.

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'This book provides a clinical and analytical portrait of the dynamics of innovation in the two most populous countries of the world. It goes beyond the usual media hype on the rise of China and India in the ranking of growing economies of the world, and traces the interlinkages between government economic and R&D policies, policy stance towards multi-national enterprises and FDI, the research activities of universities, and the strategies of private business both domestic and transnational. I believe that the volume will be highly useful to all students of China, India and the potentials for, and constraints on welfare-enhancing innovation in developing countries in general'. Dr Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Director and Professor of Economics, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, Culcutta University

'Parayil and D'Costa's edited book on science, technology and innovation in India and China is to be warmly welcomed. The topic is of great importance for academics, business people and policy makers. The line-up of authors assembled for this edited volume is most impressive.' Peter Nolan, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management, Chair of the University of Cambridge's Development Studies Committee

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