The Rapidly Transforming Chinese High Technology Industry and Market

The Rapidly Transforming Chinese High Technology Industry and Market
Author: Nir Kshetri
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2008-07-31
ISBN 10: 1780632215
ISBN 13: 9781780632216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rapidly Transforming Chinese High Technology Industry and Market Book Review:

A number of indicators point to rapid and extraordinary shifts in the Chinese high-technology landscape. This book places special emphasis on ulta-modern and crucial ICT industries in which Chinese players possess a competitive advantage. It analyzes how formal and informal institutions and associated feedback mechanisms have influenced the Chinese high-technology industry and market. Finally, the book deeply investigates the nature, sources and quality of key ingredients related to the Chinese high-technology industry and provides an insight into the status and locus of this industry. Draws on multiple theoretical lenses for studying the Chinese high technology industry and markets Focuses on a range of technology industries Special emphasis is placed on ultra-modern and crucial ICT industries in which Chinese players possess a competitive advantage

The Global Cybercrime Industry

The Global Cybercrime Industry
Author: Nir Kshetri
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2010-06-25
ISBN 10: 9783642115226
ISBN 13: 3642115225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Cybercrime Industry Book Review:

The Internet’s rapid diffusion and digitization of economic activities have led to the emergence of a new breed of criminals. Economic, political, and social impacts impacts of these cyber-criminals’ activities have received considerable attention in recent years. Individuals, businesses, and governments rightfully worry about the security of their systems, networks, and IT infrastructures. Looking at the patterns of cybercrimes, it is apparent that many underlying assumptions about crimes are ?awed, unrealistic, and implausible to explain this new form of criminality. The empirical records regarding crime patterns and stra- gies to avoid and ?ght crimes run counter to the functioning of the cyberworld. The ?elds of hacking and cybercrime have also undergone political, social, and psychological metamorphosis. The cybercrime industry is a comparatively young area of inquiry. While there has been an agreement that the global cybercrime industry is tremendously huge, little is known about its exact size and structure. Very few published studies have examined economic and institutional factors that in?uence strategies and behaviors of various actors associated with the cybercrime industry. Theorists are also debating as to the best way to comprehend the actions of cyber criminals and hackers and the symbiotic relationships they have with various players.

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South
Author: N. Kshetri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN 10: 1137021942
ISBN 13: 9781137021946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South Book Review:

Integrating theories from a wide range of disciplines, Nir Kshetri compares the patterns, characteristics and processes of cybercrime activities in major regions and economies in the Global South such as China, India, the former Second World economies, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa.

How America Lost Its Secrets

How America Lost Its Secrets
Author: Edward Jay Epstein
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN 10: 0451494571
ISBN 13: 9780451494573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How America Lost Its Secrets Book Review:

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important. After details of American government surveillance were published in 2013, Edward Snowden, formerly a subcontracted IT analyst for the NSA, became the center of an international controversy: Was he a hero, traitor, whistle-blower, spy? Was his theft legitimized by the nature of the information he exposed? When is it necessary for governmental transparency to give way to subterfuge? Edward Jay Epstein brings a lifetime of journalistic and investigative acumen to bear on these and other questions, delving into both how our secrets were taken and the man who took them. He makes clear that by outsourcing parts of our security apparatus, the government has made classified information far more vulnerable; how Snowden sought employment precisely where he could most easily gain access to the most sensitive classified material; and how, though he claims to have acted to serve his country, Snowden is treated as a prized intelligence asset in Moscow, his new home. From the Hardcover edition.

Global Outsourcing and Offshoring

Global Outsourcing and Offshoring
Author: Farok J. Contractor,Vikas Kumar,Sumit K. Kundu,Torben Pedersen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN 10: 1139492233
ISBN 13: 9781139492232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Outsourcing and Offshoring Book Review:

Companies are increasingly asking which of their value chain activities are best performed within their own company and which may be outsourced. In addition, they are also considering which pieces of their value chain may be better performed abroad. These interrelated decisions concerning outsourcing and offshoring have not only changed entire industries, they have also transformed the lives of people across the world. Hundreds of millions of jobs in emerging nations have been the direct result of outsourcing and offshoring decisions. At the same time, many people in the developed world have lost their jobs because a company has been able to find a cheaper alternative. Featuring contributions from scholars in eleven different countries, this book was the first to examine the theory and practice of outsourcing and offshoring simultaneously. It includes studies of a variety of different industries, including pharmaceuticals, automobiles, medical records, appliances, human resource management and telecommunications.

Innovation Economic Development and Intellectual Property in India and China

Innovation  Economic Development  and Intellectual Property in India and China
Author: Kung-Chung Liu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
ISBN 10: 981138102X
ISBN 13: 9789811381027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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S T Strategies of Six Countries

S T Strategies of Six Countries
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Standing Committee on Technology Insightâ¬"Gauge, Evaluate, and Review,Committee on Global Science and Technology Strategies and Their Effect on U.S. National Security
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN 10: 9780309162685
ISBN 13: 0309162688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

S T Strategies of Six Countries Book Review:

An increase in global access to goods and knowledge is transforming world-class science and technology (S&T) by bringing it within the capability of an unprecedented number of global parties who must compete for resources, markets, and talent. In particular, globalization has facilitated the success of formal S&T plans in many developing countries, where traditional limitations can now be overcome through the accumulation and global trade of a wide variety of goods, skills, and knowledge. As a result, centers for technological research and development (R&D) are now globally dispersed, setting the stage for greater uncertainty in the political, economic, and security arenas. These changes will have a potentially enormous impact for the U.S. national security policy, which for the past half century was premised on U.S. economic and technological dominance. As the U.S. monopoly on talent and innovation wanes, arms export regulations and restrictions on visas for foreign S&T workers are becoming less useful as security strategies. The acute level of S&T competition among leading countries in the world today suggests that countries that fail to exploit new technologies or that lose the capability for proprietary use of their own new technologies will find their existing industries uncompetitive or obsolete. The increased access to information has transformed the 1950s' paradigm of "control and isolation" of information for innovation control into the current one of "engagement and partnerships" between innovators for innovation creation. Current and future strategies for S&T development need to be considered in light of these new realities. This book analyzes the S&T strategies of Japan, Brazil, Russia, India, China, and Singapore (JBRICS), six countries that have either undergone or are undergoing remarkable growth in their S&T capabilities for the purpose of identifying unique national features and how they are utilized in the evolving global S&T environment.

China s State Enterprises

China   s State Enterprises
Author: Ran Li,Kee Cheok Cheong
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-08-01
ISBN 10: 981130176X
ISBN 13: 9789811301766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s State Enterprises Book Review:

This book focuses on the nature and significance of China’s state enterprises which have undergone substantial changes since China’s economic liberalization in 1978. It argues that much of the criticism is based on mistaken premises, where even the term ‘state-owned enterprises’ is a misnomer given that the emphasis is much less on ownership than on control. Using numerous case studies, this book highlights the extent to which these enterprises have evolved in response to reforms, and provides an in-depth analysis of their role in China’s outward investment strategy in the “Belt and Road” initiative. This role speaks to their growing influence as China expands her global footprint.

China s Innovation Challenge

China s Innovation Challenge
Author: Arie Y. Lewin,Martin Kenney,Johann Peter Murmann
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN 10: 1107127122
ISBN 13: 9781107127128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Innovation Challenge Book Review:

This book argues that China must become an innovation-based economy to avoid the middle-income traps, and examines both the opportunities and challenges in meeting this goal.

Innovative China

Innovative China
Author: World Bank Group
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN 10: 9781464813351
ISBN 13: 1464813353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative China Book Review:

After more than three decades of average annual growth close to 10 percent, China's economy is transitioning to a 'new normal' of slower but more balanced and sustainable growth. Its old drivers of growth -- a growing labor force, the migration from rural areas to cities, high levels of investments, and expanding exports -- are waning or having less impact. China's policymakers are well aware that the country needs new drivers of growth. This report proposes a reform agenda that emphasizes productivity and innovation to help policymakers promote China's future growth and achieve their vision of a modern and innovative China. The reform agenda is based on the three D's: removing Distortions to strengthen market competition and enhance the efficient allocation of resources in the economy; accelerating Diffusion of advanced technologies and management practices in China's economy, taking advantage of the large remaining potential for catch-up growth; and fostering Discovery and nurturing China's competitive and innovative capacity as China approaches OECD incomes in the decades ahead and extends the global innovation and technology frontier.

Competing with Giants Survival Strategies for Emerging Market Companies

Competing with Giants   Survival Strategies for Emerging Market Companies
Author: Dawar, Niraj,Richard Ivey School of Business,Frost, Tony S
Publsiher: London : Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:58995740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cassava Research and Development in Asia Exploring New Opportunities for an Acient Crop

Cassava Research and Development in Asia  Exploring New Opportunities for an Acient Crop
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: CIAT
Total Pages: 329
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Competing in the Age of AI

Competing in the Age of AI
Author: Marco Iansiti,Karim R. Lakhani
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1633697630
ISBN 13: 9781633697638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competing in the Age of AI Book Review:

"a provocative new book" -- The New York Times AI-centric organizations exhibit a new operating architecture, redefining how they create, capture, share, and deliver value. Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani show how reinventing the firm around data, analytics, and AI removes traditional constraints on scale, scope, and learning that have restricted business growth for hundreds of years. From Airbnb to Ant Financial, Microsoft to Amazon, research shows how AI-driven processes are vastly more scalable than traditional processes, allow massive scope increase, enabling companies to straddle industry boundaries, and create powerful opportunities for learning--to drive ever more accurate, complex, and sophisticated predictions. When traditional operating constraints are removed, strategy becomes a whole new game, one whose rules and likely outcomes this book will make clear. Iansiti and Lakhani: Present a framework for rethinking business and operating models Explain how "collisions" between AI-driven/digital and traditional/analog firms are reshaping competition, altering the structure of our economy, and forcing traditional companies to rearchitect their operating models Explain the opportunities and risks created by digital firms Describe the new challenges and responsibilities for the leaders of both digital and traditional firms Packed with examples--including many from the most powerful and innovative global, AI-driven competitors--and based on research in hundreds of firms across many sectors, this is your essential guide for rethinking how your firm competes and operates in the era of AI.

Synthetic Worlds

Synthetic Worlds
Author: Edward Castronova
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2008-09-15
ISBN 10: 0226096319
ISBN 13: 9780226096315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Synthetic Worlds Book Review:

From EverQuest to World of Warcraft, online games have evolved from the exclusive domain of computer geeks into an extraordinarily lucrative staple of the entertainment industry. People of all ages and from all walks of life now spend thousands of hours—and dollars—partaking in this popular new brand of escapism. But the line between fantasy and reality is starting to blur. Players have created virtual societies with governments and economies of their own whose currencies now trade against the dollar on eBay at rates higher than the yen. And the players who inhabit these synthetic worlds are starting to spend more time online than at their day jobs. In Synthetic Worlds, Edward Castronova offers the first comprehensive look at the online game industry, exploring its implications for business and culture alike. He starts with the players, giving us a revealing look into the everyday lives of the gamers—outlining what they do in their synthetic worlds and why. He then describes the economies inside these worlds to show how they might dramatically affect real world financial systems, from potential disruptions of markets to new business horizons. Ultimately, he explores the long-term social consequences of online games: If players can inhabit worlds that are more alluring and gratifying than reality, then how can the real world ever compete? Will a day ever come when we spend more time in these synthetic worlds than in our own? Or even more startling, will a day ever come when such questions no longer sound alarmist but instead seem obsolete? With more than ten million active players worldwide—and with Microsoft and Sony pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into video game development—online games have become too big to ignore. Synthetic Worlds spearheads our efforts to come to terms with this virtual reality and its concrete effects. “Illuminating. . . . Castronova’s analysis of the economics of fun is intriguing. Virtual-world economies are designed to make the resulting game interesting and enjoyable for their inhabitants. Many games follow a rags-to-riches storyline, for example. But how can all the players end up in the top 10%? Simple: the upwardly mobile human players need only be a subset of the world's population. An underclass of computer-controlled 'bot' citizens, meanwhile, stays poor forever. Mr. Castronova explains all this with clarity, wit, and a merciful lack of academic jargon.”—The Economist “Synthetic Worlds is a surprisingly profound book about the social, political, and economic issues arising from the emergence of vast multiplayer games on the Internet. What Castronova has realized is that these games, where players contribute considerable labor in exchange for things they value, are not merely like real economies, they are real economies, displaying inflation, fraud, Chinese sweatshops, and some surprising in-game innovations.”—Tim Harford, Chronicle of Higher Education

ASEAN U S Economic Relations

ASEAN U S  Economic Relations
Author: Joseph L H Tan,Narongchai Akrasanee
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1990-12-31
ISBN 10: 9789813035713
ISBN 13: 9813035714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ASEAN U S Economic Relations Book Review:

Nine papers presented at a symposium held on 6-8 July 1989 in Singapore.

Technology Business Incubation

Technology Business Incubation
Author: Rustam Lalkaka
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 923104009X
ISBN 13: 9789231040092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Business Incubation Book Review:

Many businesses around the world use technology as a means to set-up, run and improve their commercial performance but not all countries have sufficient access to technology. In fact the ’digital divide' between rich and poor countries is one of the major international challenges facing our society. Technology Business Incubation describes a concept whereby technological support and services are offered to start-up companies in the fields of engineering, science and technology to help them further their own research and develop viable businesses. Aimed at developed and developing countries this concept could provide a solution in bridging the knowledge gap. Written by Rustam Lalkaka, a well-known expert in the field, the toolkit provides invaluable information for carrying out feasibility studies; preparing business plans; choosing a location; finding sponsors; selecting managers and tenants; and monitoring a technology business incubator. Annexes contain checklists and report pro formas to help prepare relevant documents based on local needs

Smart Business

Smart Business
Author: Ming Zeng
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 1633693309
ISBN 13: 9781633693302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Business Book Review:

How Strategy Works in an Interconnected, Automated World Leaders already know that the classic approach to strategy--analyze, plan, execute--is losing relevance. But they don't yet know what replaces it. As everyone and everything becomes more interconnected and digitized, how do you operate, compete, and win? Ming Zeng, the former Chief of Staff and strategy adviser to Alibaba Group's founder Jack Ma, explains how the latest technological developments, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the mobile internet, and cloud computing are redefining how value is created. Written especially for those outside the technology industry or the startup arena, this book introduces a simple, overarching framework to guide strategy formulation and execution in this data-rich and highly interactive environment. Revealing the revolutionary practices that he and his team have developed at Alibaba, Zeng shows how to: Automate decisions through machine learning Create products informed by real-time data from customers Determine the right strategic positioning to maximize value from platforms and suppliers Repurpose your organization to further human insight and enable creativity Lead your company's transformation into a smart business With insights into the strategies and tools used by leaders at Alibaba and other companies such as Ruhan and Red Collar, in a variety of industries from furniture making to banking to custom tailoring, Smart Business outlines a radically new approach to strategy that can be applied everywhere.

China s Digital Economy Opportunities and Risks

China   s Digital Economy  Opportunities and Risks
Author: Ms.Longmei Zhang,Ms.Sally Chen
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN 10: 1484395395
ISBN 13: 9781484395394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Digital Economy Opportunities and Risks Book Review:

China’s digital economy has expanded rapidly in recent years. While average digitalization of the economy remains lower than in advanced economies, digitalization is already high in certain regions and sectors, in particular e-commerce and fintech, and costal regions. Such transformation has boosted productivity growth, with varying impact on employment across sectors. Going forward, digitalization will continue to reshape the Chinese economy by improving efficiency, softening though not reversing, the downward trend of potential growth as the economy matures. The government should play a vital role in maximizing the benefits of digitalization while minimizing related risks, such as potential labor disruption, privacy infringement, emerging oligopolies, and financial risks.

Big Bang Disruption

Big Bang Disruption
Author: Larry Downes,Paul Nunes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 0698143388
ISBN 13: 9780698143388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Bang Disruption Book Review:

It used to take years or even decades for disruptive innovations to dethrone dominant products and services. But now any business can be devastated virtually overnight by something better and cheaper. How can executives protect themselves and harness the power of Big Bang Disruption? Just a few years ago, drivers happily spent more than $200 for a GPS unit. But as smartphones exploded in popularity, free navigation apps exceeded the performance of stand-alone devices. Eighteen months after the debut of the navigation apps, leading GPS manufacturers had lost 85 percent of their market value. Consumer electronics and computer makers have long struggled in a world of exponential technology improvements and short product life spans. But until recently, hotels, taxi services, doctors, and energy companies had little to fear from the information revolution. Those days are gone forever. Software-based products are replacing physical goods. And every service provider must compete with cloud-based tools that offer customers a better way to interact. Today, start-ups with minimal experience and no capital can unravel your strategy before you even begin to grasp what’s happening. Never mind the “innovator’s dilemma”—this is the innovator’s disaster. And it’s happening in nearly every industry. Worse, Big Bang Disruptors may not even see you as competition. They don’t share your approach to customer service, and they’re not sizing up your product line to offer better prices. You may simply be collateral damage in their efforts to win completely different markets. The good news is that any business can master the strategy of the start-ups. Larry Downes and Paul Nunes analyze the origins, economics, and anatomy of Big Bang Disruption. They identify four key stages of the new innovation life cycle, helping you spot potential disruptors in time. And they offer twelve rules for defending your markets, launching disruptors of your own, and getting out while there’s still time. Based on extensive research by the Accenture Institute for High Performance and in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, and executives from more than thirty industries, Big Bang Disruption will arm you with strategies and insights to thrive in this brave new world.

The China Strategy

The China Strategy
Author: Edward Tse
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-03-23
ISBN 10: 0465020992
ISBN 13: 9780465020997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The China Strategy Book Review:

No major enterprise or financial institution can avoid doing business with China—if not directly, then through myriad hidden connections. Global businesses either use Chinese resources or sell to and in China or compete with companies that do. Because there's no avoiding China, business leaders need a framework that orders the different (and seemingly contradictory) streams of data that hint at its future. That framework is The China Strategy. In this invaluable book, Edward Tse explains the ever-changing nature of China's business environment, its increasingly complex relationship with the rest of the world, and the global business implications—not just for our current environment but for the next decade. Change, Tse argues, is taking place in non-linearly. Some dimensions (like Chinese entrepreneurship) are expanding exponentially, while others (like the value of China's labor arbitrage) may be reaching a plateau. Eschewing easy explanations, Tse shows how to build and execute a global business strategy in light of these changes, offering practical advice amidst a sea of simple books that offer too-quick solutions. In a world in which a successful business strategy means a successful China strategy, this book is uniquely positioned to help business leaders navigate the “country that cannot be ignored.”