Business globalization, the rapid pace of technology development, and economic volatility have all led to increased attention on innovation as a key to national competitiveness. Accordingly, advanced economies are placing new demands on their universities, governments, and private sector firms to find and engage in more effective models of knowledge transfer and commercialization. This presentation compares how differing constraints and dynamics have led to different flows of money, people, and ideas across these sectors in the US, Japan, China, and India. Focus is on what researchers need to know in order to engage effectively in international scale projects and collaboration.
Dasher is consulting professor at Stanford University, where he is executive director of the Center for Integrated Systems and director of the U.S.-Asia Technology Management Center.