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Author Ramakrishna, Seeram.

Title The Changing Face of Innovation : Is It Shifting to Asia? / Seeram Ramakrishna, Daniel Joo-Then Ng
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 186 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Foreword; Prologue; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; About the Authors; Disclaimer; CONTENTS; Chapter 1 Asia's Spirit of Innovation; COMPASS; GUNPOWDER; PAPER MAKING AND PRINTING; SEISMOGRAPH; SILK AND CHINESE EMBROIDERY; ENGINEERING -- GRAND CANAL OF CHINA; MATHEMATICS; PRECIOUS METALS; IMMUNOLOGY; TERTIARY EDUCATION -- THE START AND LATER REVIVAL OF AN ANCIENT UNIVERSITY IN INDIA; SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD; The New Seven Wonders of the World; Great Wall of China in China (220 B.C. and 1368-1644 AD); Taj Mahal of India; Chapter 2 Enablers -- Forces of Innovation
2.1 Research and Development InvestmentsChina; China's Rising Stature in Science and Technology; India; China and India -- Research Output Has Been Rising Rapidly; Korea; Korea's R & D output; Singapore; Key Innovation Outcome of Some Asian Countries; 2.2 Universities; Singapore; Current State of Higher Education; Geographic Distribution of Researchers in the World; Scientific Publications; 2.3 Young Minds and Human Resources; State of China and India; China's and India's Intellectual Diaspora -- Reverse Brain-drain; India's Intellectual Diaspora -- Reverse Brain-drain
Challenges and Opportunities Under the Current Economic Situation3.3 Urbanisation; 3.4 Information and Communication Technology (ICT); 3.5 Water; Singapore's Innovative Solution to the Water Resource Challenge; 3.6 Energy; Renewables; Wind; Solar; Biofuels; 3.7 Food Supplies, Nutrition and Food Safety; Food Supplies and Food Prices; Trend in Global Investment in Agricultural Research and Development; Nutrition; Food Safety; 3.8 Climate Change; Climate Change Impact at the Arctic; 3.9 Ageing; The Grand Challenge of Ageing Society; Some Key Innovation Initiatives for Ageing in Japan
India -- Solar Lanterns, Solar Cookers and Solar Water Heaters for the Rural AreasChina Railway Systems; Qinghai-Tibet Railway Line; China -- High Speed Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) Rail System; China -- "New Silk Roads of Steel"; China -- Green Initiatives; Social Innovation; Chapter 3 Influencers; 3.1 Population Growth; RAPID INCREASE IN POPULATION; From a Young World to an "Older" World; Increasing Life Expectancy; Shifting Population Trend; 3.2 Economic Growth; China and India; China; India; Shift of Trade in High-Technology Manufactured Products
Shifting Focus from Asia Pacific to Global Research Foundation2.4 Openness and Broader Access to Knowledge; Higher Education is Leveraging on the Internet; Research Databases -- The International Human Genome Project; 2.5 Open Innovation Practices of Companies; 2.6 Open Business Environment; Singapore; Corporate Tax Rate in Singapore for 2009 -- Amongst the Most Competitive; Ease of Doing Business; 2.7 Test Bedding Innovations and Setting New Benchmarks; Singapore Multi-Purpose Marina Barrage; Singapore -- Green Solutions
Summary This book provides a brief overview of the recent trends in innovations. Early inventions/innovations that began in Asia (i.e., compass, paper, gunpowder and printing) spread to the Atlantic (Europe and USA) by land and sea routes. However, with population growth, economic expansion, availability of skilled researchers and lower cost of research in Asia Pacific, there has been a shift in innovation activities in this region. There has been a discernable trend of innovation (R & D) in countries like Japan, Korea, China, India and Singapore. This book attempts to create awareness of this trend and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-186)
Subject Appropriate technology -- Asia.
Economic development -- Asia.
Technological innovations -- Asia.
Technology and state -- Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Ng, Daniel Joo-Then.
ISBN 9789814291590 (electronic bk.)
9814291595 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Innovation