China, India and Korea: the new geography of innovation

This article argues that the West is no longer the dominant source of innovation given the speed and scale of activity in China, India and South Korea.

China, India and Korea: the new geography of innovation

Charles Leadbeater Innovation and creativity specialist

James WilsdonDemos

On the outskirts of Shanghai, 1,000 researchers are working in a state-of-the-art Intel research facility that was built from scratch in just five months. By 2012 there will be 10,000 spread over two sites. In Beijing, engineers at Ericsson's research centre are developing routers for mobile phone systems at a third of the cost of those in Europe. On the edge of Delhi, among the call centres and new shopping malls, Ranbaxy, the Indian drug company, has opened an R&D centre...

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