A new paper by Stephan Buse and Rajnish Tiwari of the Center for Frugal Innovation at the Hamburg University of Technology that examines product and market cultivation strategies employed by German mid-sized firms (“Mittelstand”) in the BRIC nations, especially China and India. The paper was preseneted at the XXV ISPIM Conference – Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society, Dublin, Ireland on 8-11 June 2014.
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“The global balance of science is shifting fast, as research powerhouses emerge in the developing world to challenge the traditional scientific leaders in North America, Europe and Japan”, reports a news item in the Financial Times, published 28th of March 2011.
According to the article, “[a]lthough the scientific rise of China, India and Brazil has been well-documented, a new study by the Royal Society, Britain’s national academy of science, identifies other ‘rapidly emerging scientific nations not traditionally associated with a strong science base’. ” The study identifies several of the “newcomers” as coming from “the Islamic world”.
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Benevolent Benefactor or Insensitive Regulator? Tracing the Role of Government Policies in the Development of India’s Automobile IndustryTuesday, March 22nd, 2011
by Rajnish Tiwari, Cornelius Herstatt, and Mahipat Ranawat
Policy Studies, No. 58
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: xiv, 64
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The impressive and sustained growth of India’s automobile industry in recent years has catapulted it into the league of the world’s top-seven producers of four-wheelers. In the past decade, its exports have surged more than 25 percent a year on average. The turning point was arguably the 1991 policy of economic liberalization, but the impact of the reforms might have been subdued, if the Government of India had not played a pivotal role in the industry’s evolution. This apparent “paradox” may be the key to understanding why the industry has adjusted so quickly to globalization, even though economic reforms began relatively late.
This study identifies the main thrusts of policy regimes for the automobile sector since 1947, which began in an overregulation mode in the early period of independence. Nonetheless, the government consciously attempted to create and sustain favorable “innovation systems” at national, regional, and sectoral levels. Especially since 1991, many policy initiatives have benefited the industry and helped it reach the growth path it is following today.