Innovation Policy and the Limits of Laissez-faire: Hong Kong's Policy in Comparative Perspective

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

EditorDouglas B. FullerbyDouglas B

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Hong Kong’s laissez-faire tradition has crippled attempts to transform it into a more knowledge-intensive economy and this is a lesson with wide applicability. Many emerging economies face innovation bottlenecks, but even some more advanced economies face similar constraints and may benefit from the lessons of its negative example.

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Hong Kong’s laissez-faire tradition has crippled attempts to transform it into a more knowledge-intensive economy and this is a lesson with wide applicability. Many emerging economies face innovation bottlenecks, but even some more advanced economies face similar constraints and may benefit from the lessons of its negative example.

DOUGLAS B FULLER is Lecturer of International Business and Comparative Management, Kings College London, UK. His research centres on the technology development strategies of firms in emerging economies with a regional focus on developing Asia. He did degrees in history (BA) at Swarthmore College and East Asian Studies (MA) at UC Berke...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.91 × 5.66 × 0.95 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023027336X

ISBN - 13:9780230273368

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Table of Contents

University-industry Collaboration and Technology Transfer in Hong Kong and Knowledge-based Economic Growth; D.C.Mowery
Enhancing HKSAR’s Innovation System: Is there a Role for Public Policy? P.Kam Wong
Human Resources: Hong Kong’s Challenges and Opportunities; D.M.Hart & F.Tian
Workforce Development in Hong Kong; V.Wadhwa
On Reform of Hong Kong’s Public Research Funding System; Chintay Shih and Shin-Horng Chen
Hong Kong’s Venture Capital System and the Commercialization of New Technology; K.Au & S.White
Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: Science and Technology Cooperation; A.Segal
Manufacturing for a Post-Manufacturing City; E.Thun
Biotechnology in Hong Kong: Prospects and Challenges; J.Wong
Government Neglect and the Decline of Hong Kong’s Integrated Circuit Design Industry; D.B.Fuller
Hong Kong’s New Creative Industries: The Example of the Video Games Sector; F.T.Tschang
Environmental Technology: Hong Kong’s Innovation System; A.Sunami