India as a Pioneer of Innovation / Ed. by Harbir Singh, Ananth Padmanabhan, and Ezekiel J. Emanuel.Publisher: New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017Description: xxiii, 226 pISBN: 9780199476084Subject(s): Business -- India | Technological innovations -- IndiaDDC classification: 338.064 095 4 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Historical Perspectives on Innovation in Indian Business / Claude Markovits -- 2. Innovation in the Informal Economy of Mofussil India / Barbara Harris-White -- 3. The Private Provision of Missing Public Goods: Evidence from Narayana Health in India / Tarun Khanna and Budhaditya Gupta -- 4. Innovation in Indian Business Groups / Prashant Kale and Harbir Singh -- 5. From 'Pharmacy' to 'Laboratory': The Global Biologics Revolution and the Indian Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry / Chirantan Chatterjee and Shreekanth Mahendiran -- 6. Fair Use and Fair Dealing: Two Approaches to Limitations and Exceptions in Copyright Law / Shyamkrishna Balganesh and David Nimmer -- 7. Innovations in the Organization of Public Health Services for Rural and Remote Parts of India / Sundararaman Thiagarajan and Rajani Ved -- 8. India as a Hub of Innovation for the Millions (I4M) / Vijay Mahajan -- 9. Market-Based Solutions for Poverty Reduction in India / Brian English.
What does innovation mean to and in India? What are the predominant sites of activity where Indians innovate, and under what situations do they work or fail? This book addresses these all-important questions arising within diverse Indian contexts: informal economy, low-cost settings, large business groups, entertainment and copyright industries, an evolving pharma sector, a poorly organized and appallingly underfunded public health system, social enterprises for the urban poor, and innovations-for-the-millions. Its balanced perspective on India's promises and failings makes it a valuable addition for those who believe that India's future banks heavily on its ability to leapfrog using innovation, as well as those sceptical of the Indian state's belief in the potential of private enterprise and innovation. It also provides critical insights on innovation in general, the most important of which being the highly context-specific, context-driven character of the innovation project.