The main focus of this book is innovation for developing economies: what is innovation for, what are the current conditions of innovation and how to effectively innovate in developing economies. It contains new insights and analyses of innovation based on intensive interviews as well as primary and secondary data of manufacturing firms in developing countries, Vietnam and Laos in particular. Innovation requires something new. Integration of deep understanding of innovation and econometric analyses can be a ‘new combination’ in this book, which offers contrasts to other similar work in the field. This ‘innovation’ of our own may benefit policymakers as well as scholars and firms in developing countries.
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