Asia’s national innovation systems: Institutional adaptability and rigidity in the face of global innovation challenges

Dodgson, Mark (2009). Asia’s national innovation systems: Institutional adaptability and rigidity in the face of global innovation challenges. In: Conference on Varieties of Asian Capitalism, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (589-609). 10-12 December, 2007. doi:10.1007/s10490-008-9105-4


Author Dodgson, Mark
Title of paper Asia’s national innovation systems: Institutional adaptability and rigidity in the face of global innovation challenges
Conference name Conference on Varieties of Asian Capitalism
Conference location Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 10-12 December, 2007
Journal name Asia Pacific Journal of Management   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1007/s10490-008-9105-4
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISSN 0217-4561
1572-9958
Volume 26
Issue 3
Start page 589
End page 609
Total pages 21
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper explores several features of, and changes in, innovation capacity in Asia. The growth of technology-based industries has been a critically important element of Asian industrial development and has required extensive institutional support for the diffusion of innovation and technological learning. As a number of Asian countries reach the global technological frontier they need to develop new capabilities for creating “radical” innovations in order to sustain their international competitiveness. Using the analytical frameworks of national innovation systems and varieties of capitalism, the paper reviews some systemic and environmental factors encouraging and constraining these developments. By referring to illustrative case studies of institutional evolution within Taiwan’s national innovation system and technological entrepreneurship in Korea, the paper argues that whilst there are major developments in models of innovation support, emulating those found in liberal market economies, enduring cultural legacies can remain influential. It highlights the central importance of social as well as economic institutional adaptation. Some management and policy implications of this attribute are considered, and a future research agenda is proposed.
Subjects 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Keyword National innovation systems
Asia
Institutional adaptation and rigidity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Keynote address for the Asia Pacific Journal of Management Special Issue Conference on “Varieties of Asian Capitalism: Indigenization and Internationalization” Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 10–12 December, 2007.

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