The fundamental approach to R&D by government and industry almost must change, the Council said. In India, however, foreign companies have tended to hire top engineering and design talent to help develop products sold around the world. 210 In China, for example, industry performs around two-thirds of R&D.211, Nevertheless, top Indian companies have demonstrated an impressive capacity and desire to innovate in the two decades since they have been freed of the restraints of the country’s once-onerous industrial licensing system.212 Enterprise R&D leapt by seven-fold between 1991 and 2004.213 A survey of Indian companies in 2006 found that 40 percent had developed a major new product and 62 percent had upgraded an existing product lines, much higher than in China and at about the same level as in the Republic of Korea.214 In a survey of 83 top manufacturing executives, 82 percent said they believed that generating organic growth through innovation is essential for success.215. 233 Data from Mini Joseph Tejaswi and Sujit John, “IBM is India’s second largest pvt sector employer,” Times of India, Aug. 18, 2010. Underlying this trend is an emerging understanding of what makes a nation globally competitive. The company's operating situation depends on both external and internal factors. In terms of research infrastructure, the plan provides for 10 “flagship” programs in areas such as water supply, sanitation, health, and telephony and a national network of globally competitive “centers of excellences” in a range of technologies.186 To help modernize India’s manufacturing sector, the National Council for Skill Development was established to upgrade 5,000 industrial training institutes. Even though Japanese R&D investment and output of patents remained quite strong on world standards throughout the 1990s, Japanese companies stumbled as they tried to make the transition from products derived from well-developed technologies to the creation of more fundamental breakthroughs.477 Japan’s competitiveness in industries such as semiconductors and consumer electronics waned with the rise of new rivals in South Korea and Taiwan. In others, they are borrowing from successful models pioneered in Europe and East Asia that leaders regard as more attuned to the competitive realities of the 21st century global economy. Published science papers by CSIR researchers have risen sharply, as have U.S. patents award to the council. Singapore also is upgrading higher education to meet the demands of a 21st century knowledge economy. with notebook computers, liquid-crystal displays, semiconductor fabrication and design, and bicycles made of carbon composites, an industry Taiwan dominates. 404 This target challenges all EU nations to raise their total investment in research and development to 3 percent of GDP by 2010. • strengthen collaboration between universities and business, • improve the environment for high-tech start-ups, and. 373 Cologne Institute for Economic Research data cited in Bertrand Benoit, “German Gap Costs €20 bn,” Financial Times, Aug. 20, 2007. 211 Ibid., data from Indian Central Statistics Organization. “Against this background, renewable energy is our inevitable choice,” explained Ren Weimin of the National. India has sent 55 satellites into orbit since 1975. 18 Seminar remarks summarized in Open Source Center Report (July 24, 2006). SOURCE: Yuqing Xing and Neal Detert, “How the iPhone Widens the United States Trade Deficit with the People’s Republic of China,” ADBI Working Paper Series, No. cit. Frederik Balfour, “IPad Assembler Foxconn Says it Has More Than 1 Million Employees in China,” Bloomberg, Dec. 10, 2010. 178 Vinod K. Goel, Carl Dahlman, and Mark A. Dutz, “Diffusing and Absorbing Knowledge,” World Bank, op. This process enabled the government to “cherry pick” Hsinchu tenants, according to Dr. Amsden. As Caroline Wagner has pointed out, the growth of such networks creates unprecedented opportunities for cooperation in science to address shared challenges in areas such as energy and health.152. The goal is to understand the underlying mechanisms that drive globalization, shape the international business environment, and influence the capabilities and … cit. Among its many other collaborations are projects with Japan’s RIKEN, the University of Tokyo, the Netherlands’ Organization for Applied Scientific Research, Russia’s Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. The MOST official also for the first time discussed ways in which foreign companies could participate in national government-funded research projects, an opportunity many multinationals have long sought.145. 455 Data: Canada Research Chairs Web site. Two of Japan’s biggest investments in science were the $1 billion Spring-8, one of the world’s largest synchrotron radiation facilities, and the Earth Simulator, a $450 million scientific computer billed as the world’s fastest when it opened in 2003. Dr. Xue estimates that 90 percent of China’s trade surplus is in the “processing trade,” in which goods are assembled in China from imported parts and materials, and is generated by multinationals and foreign joint ventures.70, Dr. Xue said a classic example is the Apple iPhone, which is assembled in China by the Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn. Academics recognized by their peers as “world leaders” in their fields are paid $200,000 annually for seven years with indefinite renewal. Universities also were encouraged to become more commercially viable, compete for faculty and research funding, and cooperate with industry and government.47 They also were encouraged to form enterprises, incubate new companies, and create science parks. university-industry research, small-business incubators, and a network of 45 Venturing Business Laboratories, which help young researchers commercialize their work. 193 National Innovation Council, Towards a More Inclusive and Innovative India, op. (http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection/C2-596-2001E.pdf). 6 among OCED nations in scientific publications per capita and fifth in quality of publications.451 Much of the credit goes to measures launched in the mid-1990s. 498 Yosuke Oka, Kenta Nakamura, and Akira Tohei, “Public-Private Linkage in Biomedical Research in Japan: Lessons of the 1990s,” in 21st Century Innovation Systems for Japan and the United States. In most cases, IRAP agrees to work with companies over time, rather than only provide one-time help for specific projects. Between 1980 and 2008, the percentage of Chinese aged 18 to 22 with a college education rose from 2 percent to 23 percent.86 The number of Ph. The Five-Year plan calls for a number of new universities and greater collaboration between academia, research institutes, and industry. 5 Forces Analysis Of The Environment: The five forces model of analysis was developed by Michael Porter to analyze the competitive environment in which a product or company works. nation needs 20 to 30 new “appropriately scaled” universities over the medium term and 1,500 new universities over the long term.200, Indian higher education also suffers from a shortage of qualified senior professors, in large part due to poor salaries. He added that the BMBF’s immense array of technology and innovation programs so broad that they are difficult to track.326 The same is true of BMWi whose extensive portfolio sometimes overlaps with BMBF programs. 444 Human Resources and Skills Development Canada data. Foreign companies have been key catalysts of China’s rise in highthrough industries through joint ventures, training programs, and technologytransfer agreements with Chinese partners negotiated in return for access to the domestic market. 361 The program receives around 6,000 applications a year. These should be ‘sound, honest and fair’. China’s destiny as a science and technology superpower appears to be assured. If they decide to return within two years, they can have their jobs back.392, One of Fraunhofer’s new strategic thrusts is to extend its brand overseas. Fraunhofer’s. 284 S. Chaturvedi, “Evolving a National System of Biotechnology Innovation, Some Evidence from Singapore,” Science Technology & Society, 2005. wants its universities to become much more globally connected and to train more students for the kind of multidisciplinary, creative industries the government wants to develop. The nation’s heavy investments in higher education and R&D infrastructure and ability to execute visionary and comprehensive innovation policies has enabled the country to reinvent itself as a magnet for multinational research labs and top-notch international talent in fields such as genomics, infectious diseases, advanced materials, and information technology. Public-private research projects, “innovation alliances,” and research contracts are devoted to virtual reality, cloud computing, intelligent autonomous devices, connected household appliances, smart national identity cards. “In many, many sectors, there is one economy,” explained Peter J. Nicholson, president of the Council of Canadian Academies. she said, and to tighten collaboration among universities, government, and industry. America’s innovation system has long been the envy of the world. cit. Singapore then thrived as an Asian hub for trade, services, manufacturing, and corporate product development. 323 From presentation by Klaus F. Zimmerman of the German Institute for Economic Research in Nov. 1, 2010, “Meeting Global Challenges” symposium. These “projects” include developing technologies and services to make model regions “carbon-dioxide neutral,” development of smart grids and large power-storage systems, technologies that help people live well into old age, deploying electric vehicles on Germany roads by 2020, and developing new work organization models that allow people to remain productive longer. In an index of national innovation effectiveness, however, China ranks No. cit. cit. qualify for subsidies of up to $19,300 per car available to other hybrids in China unless it transfers core technologies to domestic manufacturers.140, In response to high-level complaints by foreign governments, Chinese leaders in 2011 sought to allay major concerns. The definition of global business environment is multiple sovereign nations outside of the organization's home environment influencing how the organization makes decisions for how to use its resources. Although technology transfer from universities and research institutes has improved in recent decades, there still is room for improvement. 313 Pro Inno Europe InnoMetrics, Innovation Union Scoreboard 2010: The Innovation Union’s Performance Scoreboard for Research and Innovation, Feb. 1, 2011. 267 For details on the e-Taiwan program, see http://www.etaiwan.nat.gov.tw/content/application/etaiwan/egenerala/guest-cntbrowse.php?cnt_id=779). Spinoffs from Japanese universities also rose sharply.487 And overall, Japanese patent applications have been increasing in recent years. The summary of the report can be accessed in English at. Competitive Environment: Definition A competitive environment is the dynamic external system in which a business competes and functions. Another critical issue is political sustainability. 227 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, “New Millennium Indian Technology Initiative,” (http://www.csir.res.in/external/heads/collaborations/Nmitili/NMITLI%20Information%20in%20brief.pdf). The coming of the 21st century globalization poses distinctive HRM challenges to businesses especially those operating across national boundaries as multinational or global enterprises. Taiwanese companies are the world’s largest producers of notebook PCs, motherboards, personal navigation devices and LCD monitors, but significant production of products occurs offshore, principally in China. cit. 416 From remarks by Rudy Aernoudt, then Secretary-General of the Flemish Department of Economics, Science, and Bruno de Vuyst of the Free University of Brussels in Innovative Flanders. 387 From presentation by TK of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in May 25-26 symposium “Meeting Global Challenges: German-U.S. Finland also has strategic research centers for microelectronics, biotechnology, energy and environment, and broadband technology.400 Each center has a mandate to work with the private sector, and is allowed to collaborate with foreign companies as long as they contribute to the Flemish economy. 9 State Council of China, National Medium- and Long-Term Program for Science and Technology Development, 2006-2020 (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:y800l0iQlS8J:www.cstec.org/uploads/files/National%2520Outline%2520for%2520Medium%2520and%2520Long%2520Term%2520S%26T%2520Development.doc+china+National+Medium-+and+LongTerm+Program+for+Science+and+Technology&cd=18&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a). 3 UNESCO, Institute for Statistics Database, Table 25, Gross Expenditure on Research and Development in constant dollars. As the workforce starts to shrink after 2013, these problems will worsen.”40. Funding applications by Finnish companies leapt by 40 percent in 2009.432 Other funds. “Innovation is unquestionably the key to Taiwan’s sustained economic growth,” states the National Science and Technology Development Plan for 2009 through 2012. R&D manpower more than doubled between 1998 and 2009 to 41,388, research organizations increased from 604 to 854, and total R&D spending more than doubled to S$6.04 billion, despite contracting by 15 percent from 2008 levels because of a sharp decline in private sector R&D as a result of the global recession.273 [See Figure 5.9], Singapore ranks No. 479 For an unofficial translation of the Science and Technology Basic Law (Law No. 159 Springut, Schlaikjer, and Chen, op. 296 Anthony Faiola, “Germany Seizes on Big Business in China,” Washington Post, Sept. 18, 2010. Coordinated by the Ministry of Science and Technology—which leads development of science policy and overseas many national funding programs to implement projects—and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the government launched a two-year project to draft a new national strategy for science and technology.50 The innovation push is part of an overarching strategy to gradually overhaul China’s economic model, which Premier Wen described as “irrational” due to its reliance on “the overproduction of low-quality goods, low rates of return, and increasingly severe constraints. 447 Science, Technology, and Innovation Council of Canada, “State of the Nation, 2010.” Access at http://www.stic-csti.ca/eic/site/stic-csti.nsf/vwapj/10059_IC_SotN_Rapport_EN_WEB_INTERACTIVE.pdf/$FILE/10059_IC_SotN_Rapport_EN_WEB_INTERACTIVE.pdf. 2007) for a complete description of how we have adapted Michael Porter’s theory for the present application. Among other industries, this method has succeeded. SOURCE: The Commission of Experts on Innovation. India also has several large initiatives to boost its global standing in strategic science and technologies areas. A number of reforms have been proposed in Japan to address many of these shortcomings. See also Semiconductor Industry Association, Maintaining America’s Competitive Edge: Government Policies Affecting Semiconductor Industry R&D and Manufacturing Activity, March 2009, p.31. Here are some practical rules to help you do that. China’s innovation push is regarded as integral to achieving a number of top national strategic objectives, such as national security, boosting productivity, addressing what many to believe to be a budding health-care crisis, and meeting future energy needs. China’s Demographic Challenge. The program aims to enhance the ability of small and midsized enterprises to develop technology and innovative products. Often this will include partners in international markets of … It also has set a target of having renewable energy meet 18 percent of gross energy consumption and provide for 35 percent of electricity by 2020. 299 Estimate by UniCredit Markets and Investment economist Andreas Rees cited in Jeff Black, “Germany’s Future Rising in East as Exports to China Eclipse U.S.,” Bloomberg, April 6. The center files around 100 patents a year. 265 The institute also has an open laboratory to make 8-inch wafers for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). 152 Caroline S. Wagner, The New Invisible College: Science for Development, Washington, DC: Brookings, 2008. There is little collaboration between India’s 400 national laboratories and 400 national R&D institutes and private companies.179 A European Commission analysis noted that 70 percent of technologies developed by government-funded laboratories remain on the shelf. One objective of the program is to lower the technological and financial track record requirements that had prevented many smaller enterprises from competing for research funds.362, The BMBF declares that “Germany needs to go back to being a country of start-ups.”363 The paucity of venture capital in Germany is a “major bottleneck” to achieving this goal, explained Dietmar Harhoff, chairman of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation, whose annual reports have detailed shortcomings in Germany’s entrepreneurship environment. Each university creates its own portfolio of industry-oriented projects. These are “basic requirements” which comprise institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment and health and primary education. Typically, the government pays for 25 percent of research, explained Mr. Chu. Flanders’ official strategy is to become “a region where businesses establish their research centers and where high-tech companies can develop.”377 To accomplish this, Flanders has adopted a cohesive strategy that combines strong public funding for science and technology, high-level guidance, and strong bottom-up input from industry. SOURCE: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, tables 358-0001 and 380-0017 and Catalogue nos. It is in both nations’ interests to accelerate development of clean energy. universities, awards and competitions, outreach programs, and international collaboration.188. We break down countries’ competitiveness into 12 distinct areas, or pillars, which we group into three sub-indexes. Inno’s high transparency, easy access, and relative lack of bureaucracy and found that some three-fourths of participating firms would not have conducted the R&D had it not been for the program.358. In 1981, food and textile industries accounted for 40 percent of Taiwan’s manufacturing sector, with electronics accounting for less than 15 percent. The island started in electronics manufacturing with duty-free export zones in the 1960s, when Taiwanese wages were extremely low. ITRI priorities include thin-film photovoltaic cells, lighting devices using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), hydrogen fuel cells, offshore wind-power generation, and energy-efficient vehicles. 35 See Carl Dahlman, World Under Pressure, op. 129 US Company Interview in Beijing (June 2011). Chinese companies and have earned more than 13,000 patents between 2006 and 2010. Academia Sinica, which conducts research in physical sciences, mathematics, and life sciences, receives around 9 percent of the Executive Yuan’s R&D budget. “At present, we believe the innovation of structure is more important than innovation of technology,” said Mr. Li of the State Council Central Finance and Economics Office. Between Feb. 1, 2004, and Jan. 21, 2006, there were 24,639 confirmed applications with 20,211 notification completions. Still, the vast majority of SMEs spend little on regular R&D, according to Germany’s Center for European Economic Research.356 Mr. Jäkel cited difficulty raising funds for R&D from banks as a major reason. Challenges Chinese Wind-Power Subsidies,” Associated Press article published in Seattle Times, Dec. 22, 2010. Launched in 2005 and based in Hsinchu, the program is a collaboration with the MIT Media lab and has hired staff with psychology degrees and from the arts and media.266, ITRI also is playing a role in the government’s $1.8 billion program to improve the island’s information and communications infrastructure. In 2010, the German government unveiled High-Tech Strategy 2020, which it described as the country’s “first broad national concept in which the key stakeholders involved in innovation share a joint vision.” The primary goals are to build lead markets, bridge industry and science, and improve framework conditions such as access to early-stage finance, intellectual property protection, public procurement, and the ability of universities and research institutions to commercialize research. What is Competitive environment 1. this is an environment where companies and nations have the opportunity to compete effectively with one another considering the regulations in the environment . Another challenge is that R&D costs are rising. The U.S. and India established a new joint science and technology endowment fund to facilitate research collaborations for industrial applications. German machine tool makers are the world market leaders with a share of 19 percent. Despite pools of underemployed country-dwellers, China already faces shortages of manual workers. 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