Murphree and Breznitz on China's Second Generation Innovation

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“If your goal is broad economic growth, then original product innovation is not the best means to achieve that,” said Michael Murphree, PhD candidate in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs (INTA). Murphree and Dan Breznitz, associate professor in INTA, are co-authors of Run of the Red Queen, a book about Innovation in China. Murphree believes that China's innovation advantage lies in "second generation innovation," which is the incremental improvement of existing designs. He explains, "We discovered that China is a wonderful example of how you don’t need to have novel product innovation to be innovative." Source: Smart Planet - February 13, 2012

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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Dan Breznitz, Michael Murphree, Smart Planet
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