Innovation in East Asia: The Challenge to Japan (New edition)
By: Michael Hobday (author)Paperback
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This text shows how late developing firms from Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore have caught up technologically with Japan. It explains the technology acquisition strategies of these firms, their strengths and weaknesses, and the origin and extent of their innovation in the region. Detailed case studies show how individual companies developed and how large groups of firms formed industrial clusters from behind the technology frontier. It appears that the competitive challenge to Japan is coming increasingly from these countries rather than from Europe and America.
Introduction - East Asia's technological development; East Asian regional dynamics; the latecomer firm; the Republic of Korea - catching up in large corporations; Taiwan - small firms innovation clusters; Singapore - a test case of leapfrogging; Hong Kong - laissez-faire technological development.
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