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Innovation Spaces in Asia - a new book by Maureen McKelvey and Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

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Innovation Spaces in Asia: Entrepreneurs, Multinational Enterprises and Public Policy, is a new book, published at Edward Elgar Publishers, UK, by Professor Maureen McKelvey and Professor Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen.

Book cover Innovation Spaces in AsiaWhat is the book about?
The book Innovation Spaces in Asia: Entrepreneurs, Multinational Enterprises and Public Policy provides insight into how and why Asia is poised to impact global innovation. Asia is undergoing rapid developments in markets, sources of technology and user preferences.

This book provides an empirical understanding and initial conceptualization of these dynamic processes, including the role of multinational enterprises, entrepreneurship and public policy. New conceptual frameworks and empirical material are provided.

The accomplished contributors provide studies of entrepreneurs and large companies in Asia in order to discuss the ways in which customers, institutions and firms, both domestic and foreign, are interacting to affect global processes of innovation and production.

Who is the potential reader?
This book will be of interest to innovation managers and public policy practitioners looking for a thorough guide on the topic. Advanced students and researchers pursuing innovation, international business and entrepreneurship will find this to be a useful read.


This book is dedicated to the Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture, as part of the research programme led by Prof. McKelvey, called “Radical innovation for enhancement of the Swedish economy”. The book also acknowledges the companies previously sponsoring the professorship in Industrial Management (industriell ekonomi) as well as sponsors of the Visiting Professors Program (VPP), which have made it possible for Prof. Bagchi-Sen to teach and do research here at the School of Business, Economics and Law.

Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen is also Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo-State University of New York, USA, while Maureen McKelvey is Professor of Industrial Management, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Economy and Society, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.