Ranking Innovation in Asia – Does it matter?

Where is Asia heading to? What is needed for innovation in Asia to blossom even faster? Both, very common matters which have been scrutinized and debated umpteenth of times. Dr Bruno Lanvin was in Kuala Lumpur recently for the World Innovation Forum 2013, talking about an Innovation -Driven Malaysia. Sharing his views based on analysis of INSEAD’s Global Innovation Index (GII), he also doled out some simple yet strong advice for Asians. There were some fundamental aspects that were interesting: Firstly, his definition of innovation. Innovation is a Mindset! A mindset which is influenced by the environment, culture and education. Secondly, ‘you can’t build what you can’t measure.’ This is where the INSEAD GII perspective comes in. Countries should use the parameters as a gauge, not so much to...

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