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Will Asia become the center for innovation in the 21st century?

July 14, 2009

Do you think the U.S. will remain the leading innovator in the years ahead or will it be overtaken by Asia? Read the full debate and add your comments at the What Matters site by McKinsey Publishing.

​​​​​The Debate Zone: Will Asia become the center for innovation in the 21st century?

Yes. China and India are already making rapid strides.

By Iqbal Z. Quadir
Asia is using technology to build new models for delivering goods and services to its vast low-income populations. Many of those models will lead to powerful innovations for global markets.

The title is America’s to lose—and it will if it doesn’t enact an innovation policy.

By Robert Atkinson
The US relies on market forces to spur innovation, but it’s starting to lag behind nations that make innovation a national priority with policies that support research and education.

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