SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentGraduate Institute of Deveopment Studies MA Program, First Year Graduate Institute of Deveopment Studies PhD Program, First Year Graduate Institute of Deveopment Studies MA Program, Second Year Graduate Institute of Deveopment Studies PhD Program, Second Year
Course NameSeminar on East Asian Innovation and Development
InstructorWANG JENN-HWAN
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

2020-02-19(Wed)Week01 - Introduction

Syllabus



2020-02-26(Wed)Week02 - The basic background knowledge-On Schumpeter I

Reading Assignment

Elliott, J. E. (1980). 'Marx and Schumpeter on capitalism's creative destruction: a comparative restatement', Quarterly Journal of Economics,(August): 45-68.

Fagerberg, J. (2003). 'Schumpeter and the revival of evolutionary economics: an appraisal of the literature.' Journal of Evolutionary Economics 13 (2), pp.125-159.

Malerba, F., and L. Orsenigo. (1997). 'Technological regimes and sectoral patterns of innovative activities', Industrial and Corporate Change,6(1): 83-117.



2020-03-04(Wed)Week03 - The basic background knowledge-On Schumpeter II

Reading Assignment

Elliott, J. E. (1980). 'Marx and Schumpeter on capitalism's creative destruction: a comparative restatement', Quarterly Journal of Economics,(August): 45-68.

Fagerberg, J. (2003). 'Schumpeter and the revival of evolutionary economics: an appraisal of the literature.' Journal of Evolutionary Economics 13 (2), pp.125-159.

Malerba, F., and L. Orsenigo. (1997). 'Technological regimes and sectoral patterns of innovative activities', Industrial and Corporate Change,6(1): 83-117.



2020-03-11(Wed)Week04 - The developmental state model

Reading Assignment





2020-03-18(Wed)Week05 - Global commodity chain and global production networks I

Reading Assignment

Gereffi, G. (1999). International trade and industrial upgrading in the apparel commodity chain. Journal of International Economics, 48, 37-70.

Humphrey, J., & H. Schmitz. (2002). How does insertion in global value chains affect upgrading industrial clusters? Regional Studies, 36, 1017-1027.

Ernst, D., and L. Kim. 2002. Global production networks, knowledge diffusion, and local capability formation. Research Policy 31 (8-9):1417-1429.



2020-03-25(Wed)Week06 - Global commodity chain and The global production networks II

Reading Assignment

Sturgeon, T. J., and Lester, R. K., 2004, The new global supply base: new challenges for local suppliers in East Asia, in Yusuf, S., Altaf, M. A., and Nabeshima, K., editors, Global Production Networking and Technology Change in East Asia: Washington D.C., The World Bank, p. 35-87.

Wang, Jenn-Hwan, & Lee, Chuan-Kai (2007). Global production networks and local institution building: the development of the information-technology industry in Suzhou, China, Environment and Planning A, 39(8), 1873-1888.



2020-04-01(Wed)Week07 - The national system of innovation perspective

Reading Assignment

Lunvall, Why study national systems and national styles of

innovation? Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 10:4, 403-422,

Edquist, C. (1997). 'Systems of innovation approaches - their emergence and characteristics', in C. Edquist,(ed.). Systems of Innovation: Technologies, Institutions and Organizations, London: Printer, pp.1-35.

Block, F., Keller, M. (2008) Where Do Innovations Come From? Transformations in the U.S. National Innovation System, 1970-2006. The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.



2020-04-08(Wed)Week08 - Latecomer's catching up - East Asian technological learning I

Reading Assignment

Hobday, Michael (2000) "East versus Southeast Asian Innovation Systems: Comparing OEM- and TNC-led Growth in Electronics." Kim Linsu and R. Nelson, eds. Technology, Learning, and Innovation: Experiences of Newly Industrialing Economies. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. 129-169.

Wang, Jenn hwan, Tsung-Yuan Chen and Ching-Jung Tsai, (2012) “In search of an Innovative state: the development of the biopharmaceutical Industry in Taiwan, Korea and China.” Development and Change, 43:2, 481–503.



2020-04-15(Wed)Week09 -Midterm week

Due of paper topic and abstract



2020-04-22(Wed)Week10 - Latecomer's catching up - East Asian technological learning II

Reading Assignment

Chu, Y.-W. (2009). "Eclipse or reconfigured? South Korea's developmental state and challenges of the global knowledge economy." Economy and Society, 38(2), 278-303.

Ernst, D. (2005). Pathways to innovation in Asia's leading electronics-exporting countries - a framework for exploring drivers and policy implications. International Journal of Technology Management, 29(1-2), pp. 6-20.

Wang, J. H. (2007). Divergent routes from catching up toward innovation: South Korea and Taiwan compared. The Journal of Development Studies, 43, 1084-1104.



2020-04-29(Wed)Week11 - China Rising in Global context I

Reading Assignment

Alvin Y. So, Yin-Wah Chu, (2016). The Global Rise of China. Polity press. London, UK : Academic Press/Elsevierpp.1-85.



2020-05-06(Wed)Week12 - China Rising in Global contextII

Reading Assignment

Alvin Y. So, Yin-Wah Chu, (2016). The Global Rise of China. Polity press. London, UK : Academic Press/Elsevierpp.88-232.



2020-05-13(Wed)Week13 - China's catch up development and innovation I

Reading Assignment

Lewis, Joanna I. (2015) China's Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy. NY, Columbia University Press. Pp. 1-75.



2020-05-20(Wed)Week14 - NCCU 93 anniversary celebration sports day

Suspension



2020-05-27(Wed)Week15 - China's catch up development and innovation II

Reading Assignment

Lewis, Joanna I. (2015) China's Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy. NY, Columbia University Press. Pp. 75-175.



2020-06-03(Wed)Week16 - New development and the transformation of developmental state I

Reading Assignment

Haggard, S. 2004. Institutions and growth in East Asia. Studies in Comparative International Development 38 (4):53-81.

O’Riain, S. 2000. "The flexible developmental state: Globalization, information technology, and the "Celtic tiger"." Politics & Society 28: 157-193.

Wang, Jenn hwan,2016, "Towards A Platform Builder: the State’s Role in Taiwan Biopharmaceutical Industry"  in Asian Developmental State, ed. Yin Wah Chu, London: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 97-116.



2020-06-10(Wed)Week17 - New development and the transformation of developmental stateII

Reading Assignment

Haggard, S. 2004. Institutions and growth in East Asia. Studies in Comparative International Development 38 (4):53-81.

O’Riain, S. 2000. "The flexible developmental state: Globalization, information technology, and the "Celtic tiger"." Politics & Society 28: 157-193.

Wang, Jenn hwan,2016, "Towards A Platform Builder: the State’s Role in Taiwan Biopharmaceutical Industry"  in Asian Developmental State, ed. Yin Wah Chu, London: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 97-116.



2020-06-17(Wed)Week18 - Final week

Students' paper presentation


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Temporary Class Assistant: Victor Lin

Email: 105261505@nccu.edu.tw


Requirement/Grading

Please complete course enrollment through the department office with the consent of Professor Wang Jenn-Hwan(wangjh@nccu.edu.tw).

1. Participation: The assignments contain two parts: first, students have to submit a summary report on every week’s reading materials to the NCCU E-Learning Website one day before the class; the other is to bring the questions regarding the assigned reading materials to the class to facilitate discussion. The class assistant will show to the students how to do it in the first day of the class. If student is not able to attend the class, he or she has to report to the peofessor and let him know in advance.

2. Facilitation: This will require one of the students in the class to do the summary in each session of the three-hour class and to guide colleague students in understanding the assigned readings. This assignment (and who will do which week/s) will be discussed in the first week’s class.

3. Research paper: Students are required to submit a research paper up to 8000 words in the final week of the semester (exact date will be announced during our course works). Research topic (including a short abstract) and one page abctract should be submitted to the professor in the mid-term week. Students are required to present their draft paper in the final two weeks.


 


Textbook & Reference

Alvin Y. So, Yin-Wah Chu, (2016). The Global Rise of China. Polity press. London, UK : Academic Press/Elsevierpp.1-85.

Block, F., Keller, M. (2008) Where Do Innovations Come From? Transformations in the U.S. National Innovation System, 1970-2006. The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

Chu, Y.-W. (2009). “Eclipse or reconfigured? South Korea's developmental state and challenges of the global knowledge economy.” Economy and Society, 38(2), 278-303.

Chu, Y.-W. (2009). “Eclipse or reconfigured? South Korea's developmental state and challenges of the global knowledge economy.” Economy and Society, 38(2), 278-303.

Edquist, C. (1997). 'Systems of innovation approaches - their emergence and characteristics', in C. Edquist,(ed.). Systems of Innovation: Technologies, Institutions and Organizations, London: Printer, pp.1-35. (in Edquist, V:1, 3-37)

Elliott, J. E. (1980). 'Marx and Schumpeter on capitalism's creative destruction: a comparative restatement', Quarterly Journal of Economics,(August): 45-68. (in Freeman,23-46)

Ernst, D. (2005). Pathways to innovation in Asia's leading electronics-exporting countries - a framework for exploring drivers and policy implications. International Journal of Technology Management, 29(1-2), pp. 6-20.

Ernst, D. (2005). Pathways to innovation in Asia's leading electronics-exporting countries - a framework for exploring drivers and policy implications. International Journal of Technology Management, 29(1-2), pp. 6-20.

Ernst, D., and L. Kim. 2002. Global production networks, knowledge diffusion, and local capability formation. Research Policy 31 (8-9):1417-1429.

Evans, P. (1995) Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformation. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Pp.1-99.

Fagerberg, J. (2003). 'Schumpeter and the revival of evolutionary economics: an appraisal of the literature.' Journal of Evolutionary Economics 13 (2), pp.125-159.

Gereffi, G. (1999). International trade and industrial upgrading in the apparel commodity chain. Journal of International Economics, 48, 37-70.

Humphrey, J., & H. Schmitz. (2002). How does insertion in global value chains affect upgrading industrial clusters? Regional Studies, 36, 1017-1027.

Joachim Jan Thraen (2016). Mastering Innovation in China: Insights from History on China’s Journey towards Innovation. Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. DOI:10.1007/978-3-658-14556-9

Locke, Richard and Rachel Wellhausen2014 Production in Innovation Economy the challenge to Japan. Cambridge, Mass; MIT Press.

Lunvall, Why study national systems and national styles of innovation? Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 10:4, 403-422, DOI:10.1080/09537329808524324

Malerba, F., and L. Orsenigo. (1997). 'Technological regimes and sectoral patterns of innovative activities', Industrial and Corporate Change,6(1): 83-117.

Rajiv Shah, Zhijie Gao, Harini Mittal (2015). Innovation, entrepreneurship, and the economy in the US, China, and India: historical perspectives and future trends. London, UK : Academic Press/Elsevier.

Sturgeon, T. J., and Lester, R. K., 2004, The new global supply base: new challenges for local suppliers in East Asia, in Yusuf, S., Altaf, M. A., and Nabeshima, K., editors, Global Production Networking and Technology Change in East Asia: Washington D.C., The World Bank, p. 35-87.

Wang, J. H. (2007). Divergent routes from catching up toward innovation: South Korea and Taiwan compared. The Journal of Development Studies, 43, 1084-1104.

Wang, Jenn-Hwan, & Lee, Chuan-Kai (2007). Global production networks and local institution building: the development of the information-technology industry in Suzhou, China, Environment and Planning A, 39(8), 1873-1888.


 


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