Innovation Policy and the Limits of Laissez-faire: Hong Kong's Policy in Comparative Perspective

Douglas B. Fuller* (Editor)

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Hong Kong's laissez-faire tradition has crippled attempts to transform it into a more knowledge-intensive economy and this is a lesson with wide applicability. Many emerging economies face innovation bottlenecks, but even some more advanced economies face similar constraints and may benefit from the lessons of its negative example.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages326
ISBN (Print)9780230273368, 9781349323890
ISBN (Electronic)9780230304116
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Development
  • Economic growth
  • Growth
  • Technology
  • Tradition

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