Addressing the wide-ranging challenges of global entrepreneurship and innovation faced by both East and West, this edited volume provides a multi-faceted overview of the complexity facing entrepreneurial firms within global value chains. Viewed from the context of an emerging multi-polar world in which Europe and Asia are seen as major actors, the book explores their relations which are becoming increasingly crucial for the understanding of global politics, trade, technology, culture and travel. Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship includes case studies and discussions from a range of sectors and takes a unique cross-disciplinary perspective from European as well as East and South Asian authors.
Stephen E. Little is currently Chairman of the Asia Pacific Technology Network, which supports collaboration between the UK, wider Europe and Asia in the area of high technology, corporate strategy and entrepreneurship. He is also Fellow of the Regional Studies Association and his current research interests include the global migration of skilled labour, the contribution of large science projects to innovation in the wider economy and the role of place-branding and heritage in regional development. He has held appointments in Information Systems at Griffith University Queensland, the University of Wollongong NSW, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Frank M. Go is Professor Emeritus at Erasmus University, the Netherlands. Previously, he held the Bewetour Chair of Tourism Marketing at the Rotterdam School of Management and served at the business faculties of universities in Toronto, Calgary in Canada and Hong Kong; as visiting professor at the George Washington University, USA, Leuven, Belgium, Open University Business School, UK, Rikkyo University, Japan.
Teresa Shuk-Ching Poon is Associate Professor of the Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration and Associate Director of the Institute of International Business and Globalisation at the Open University of Hong Kong. She obtained her degrees from the University of Sydney, the University of Warwick and the University of Hong Kong. Her current research interests cover global value chains, entrepreneurship and innovations, human resource management and organisational sustainability.
1 Introduction: International to Global (Frank Go, Stephen Little and Teresa Poon).- Part I Negotiating Innovation.- 2 Managing Innovation Process - A Structured, Simulation Based Approach (Murti Halemane, Felix.Janszen, and Frank Go).- 3 Complex Adaptive Systems and Strategy as Learning (Ysanne Carlisle and Elizabeth McMillan).- 4 Institutions and Geography of Innovation: A Conceptual Framework from the Perspectives of Firms in China (Kenneth Huang and Geng Xuesong).- 5 Global Networks, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurial Firms (Stephen Little).- Part II Positioning within global networks.- 6 Development through Innovation: the Case of the Asian Apparel Value (Kenta Goto).- 7 Breakthrough innovations by locally embedded start-ups in a global network (Ad Breukel and Henk Zeegers).- 8 Setting a Benchmark for Excellence: A case study of a Chinese and UK Collaboration based on the WorldSkills International Standards Model (Jenny Shackleton, Sally Messenger and Ema Messenger).- 9 Seven rules of creating a successful global IT service organization (Ronald Israëls).- Part III Creating value in chains and networks.- 10 India-EU Industry Value Chains: Perspectives and Evidence from Textiles and Software Industries (Amitendu Palit and Deeparghya Mukherjee).- 11 A dynamic perspective on innovation and business models (Masatoshi Fujiwara).- 12 Leveraging the Changing Value Chain Structure of the Mobile Gaming Sector: A Case Study of Gameport Hong Kong (Teresa Shuk-Ching Poon and Sam Chin-To Chan).- 13 Creative imitation: the evolution of new innovative capacity under a TRIPS compliant patent regime: Development of biosimilar capabilities in the Indian pharmaceutical sector (Dinar Kale).- Part IV Maintaining Identity as a Resource.- 14 How classical orchestras in Europe adapt to a changing environment (Stefan Rosu and Edbar Zaman).- 15 Legacy of Hallmark Events: A Cross-Cultural Analysis among the Global South and Global North (Remco Beek and Frank Go).- 16 Conclusion (Frank Go, Stephen Little and Teresa Poon).