Entrepreneurs, Multinational Enterprises and Policy
Edited by Maureen McKelvey and Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen
This book, Innovation Spaces in Asia: Entrepreneurs, Multinational Enterprises and Policy, provides insight into a timely topic. Asia is posed to have a major impact upon global innovation processes and outcomes. The underlying proposition of this book can be summarized as follows: Asia is currently and will continue to impact innovation in the future. The ongoing trends will become a force for global change that will affect the direction and rate of future business innovation to deliver relevant services and products, globally. The rise of new business opportunities in Asia is also impacting social and business innovation, and thereby also impacting firm strategy and public policy in many other countries. This book contributes to the literature by analyzing: (1) various aspects of “how” and “where” of innovation in Asia; (2) how and why doing business in Asia involves new challenges, such as entrepreneurship, the rise of competition from homegrown multinationals and an increase in customer demands; and (3) how firms are navigating this new geographical context that is not only dynamic and complex but also has characteristics and emerging trends which may be different from the national contexts within which Western multinationals emerged and operate.
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