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Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge Hardcover – January 10, 2011
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"A new framework for thinking about the East-West innovation competition" --Fast Company, January 21, 2011
"The most impressive recent book about . . innovation . . offers the most sophisticated analysis . . of international relationships between the US and emerging economies such as China and India . ." --Financial Times, March 25, 2011
“A new framework for thinking about the East-West innovation competition.” — Fast Company
“A well-reasoned antidote to gloomy views of American decline.” — Joseph S. Nye Jr., Harvard University
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A few facts are incontroverable - the U.S. spends more on R&D than the next 7 nations combined, while China is now 2nd in the publication of science and engineering papers, and expected to overtake the U.S. in the number of patent applications this year. (Once again, however, Segal gets distracted arguing with himself whether Chinese patent applications and published papers are as good as those from the U.S. It doesn't matter - if they're not, rest assured they soon will be. There may also be a problem with military innovation in the U.S. via private firms - they may be forced to forego cheaper and faster R&D in China.) 'Process innovation' can be important, even revolutionary in importance - eg. the 'Toyota Production System." However, Segal seems oblivious to the fact that the U.S.Read more ›