Entrepreneurs, Multinational Enterprises and Policy
Edited by Maureen McKelvey and Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen
This book aims to provide an empirical understanding and initial conceptualization of innovation spaces in Asia, including the role of multinational enterprises, entrepreneurship and public policy. Subsequent chapters provide rich empirical illustrations about on-going processes of innovation, where the Asian context can be seen in the specific cases as having an impact upon firms and sectors with implications for economic change and socio-political transformation. This book is about Asia as the site of business, where customers, institutions and firms, both domestic and foreign, are interacting to affect global processes of innovation and production. A few assumptions – that this book challenges – should be addressed immediately. Innovation is not necessarily high tech, such as information technology (IT) or biotechnology. The innovation process is not necessarily based on codification of knowledge with its sources in basic research.