The Global Innovator: How Nations Have Held and Lost the Innovative Edge
书籍英文名: The Global Innovator: How Nations Have Held and Lost the Innovative Edge
书籍简介： What makes a society innovative?Tracing the story of five great civilizations, from
ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, to the Middle East, Europe, the United States and China, this book will tell you. History offers us a model and lessons for what can be done right, and it shows how once mighty and innovative societies can fall. The story here departs from pundits who believe that the Western or
American-style political and legal system is uni-versally best for economic success. At various times China, the Middle East and elsewhere were the great engines of innovation; later leadership passed to Europe and the United States. As some places rose to the top of science and technology, others fell away. And some, like China, rose again.