The New Rules of Innovation: Does China Have What it Takes?


As the Chinese economy grows and Chinese industries expand, new markets are opening up that provide fertile ground for innovation. Increasing consumption means a growing demand within China for new products, more efficient business models, and better technology.

Will China take advantage of this growing demand and develop its potential for creative invention? And will the rise of Chinese innovation necessitate the fall of America’s global contribution?

Vijay Vaitheeswaran, The Economist's China Business and Finance Editor, will be here to discuss his new book, NEED, SPEED, AND GREED: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World's Most Wicked Problems, the essential insider's guide to the new world of innovation and how its benefits can be shared more equitably. In it, he argues globalization and modern technology have sparked an innovation revolution.  Join Vaitheeswaran and Orville Schell to discuss the role China plays in this shifting economic order.

Book will be available for purchase and signing following the discussion.

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Event Details

Mon 12 Mar 2012
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021
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