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

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Hong Kong#x19;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.

Author Biography

Douglas B. Fuller is Lecturer of International Business and Comparative Management, Kings College London, UK. His research centers on the technology development strategies of firms in emerging economies with a regional focus on developing Asia. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has served as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University's Stanford Project on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and taught at the School of International Service at the American University and in the Department of Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Forewordp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
University-Industry Collaboration and Technology Transfer in Hong Kong and Knowledge-based Economic Growthp. 8
Hong Kong's Intellectual Property Rights Regime and Innovation Policyp. 39
Human Resources: Hong Kong's Challenges and Opportunitiesp. 69
Workforce Development in Hong Kongp. 97
On Reform of Hong Kong's Public Research Funding Systemp. 114
Hong Kong's Venture Capital System and the Commercialization of New Technologyp. 145
Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: Science and Technology Cooperationp. 181
Manufacturing for a Post-Manufacturing Cityp. 198
Biotechnology in Hong Kong: Prospects and Challengesp. 221
Government Neglect and the Decline of Hong Kong's Integrated Circuit Design Industryp. 242
Hong Kong's New Creative Industries: The Example of the Video Games Sectorp. 267
Environmental Technology: Hong Kong's Innovation Systemp. 301
Indexp. 324
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