After a comprehensive overview, this publication highlights the different policy measures taken by the governments of seven Asian economies to stimulate innovation among SMEs. It contributes to the current discourse on the importance of financing innovations to create a conducive environment for long-term SME growth.
An assessment of the impact of existing BE/QA frameworks on 74 private-sector organizations responding to a questionnaire, focusing on those in the ROC, India, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. The survey results, output of 21 discussion groups, and interviews with 13 award winners are analyzed.
The overall conclusion of the 10 country papers and integrated regional analysis in this volume is that, although they may take different forms in different national contexts, corporate governance reforms contribute to stability, continued progress for Asian firms, and balance between the interests of employers, employees, shareholders, and the public.
The result of time- and resource-consuming R&D is IPRs, although many developing countries face difficulties in exploiting them for the expected economic returns. The various issues surrounding IPRs and ways to protect them are discussed in four resource papers and an integrated symposium report.