Imitation And Innovation Case Study

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TITLE: “FROM IMITATION TO INNOVATION: THE CASE OF CHINA, INDIA & SOUTH KOREA” ABSTRACT: The aim of this project is to establish the role of imitation, innovation and innovation policies in the economic growth experienced by the three major emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region i.e. China, India and South Korea (CISK). All these three economies have seen transformation from being imitation giants to innovation powerhouses. So, the big question is whether innovation has indeed played any role in the superior economic growths experienced by these countries. What are the major determinants of innovation in these economies? How have the economic reforms (China-1978, India-1991 and South Korea-1998) and changes in government policies…show more content…
2. Crouching Tigers and a Hidden Dragon: How economic reforms in India, South Korea and China revitalized their economies by elevating their innovation policies. This paper will study the impact of economic reforms on the innovation systems and national innovation policies in each of the three countries being studied. 3. Cross-country comparison of China-India-South Korea (CISK) innovation dataset and economic growth policies The focus of this paper will be on using quantitatively analysing innovation’s effect on economic development and country-wise prospects of future growth 4. The co-evolution of imitation, technological and/or service innovations and innovation policy in emerging Asian economies: Cointegration of innovation time series data This paper will analyze economic growth of the CISK economies using cointegration analysis and draw comparisons with innovation systems in OECD countries. Time Scale: Milestone Approx. Time Required • Preliminary Theoretical Study & Analysis 4 Months • Written project proposal (draft) 1.5 Months • Written project proposal (final) 15
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