Country research

Good innovation innovation practices at a national or regional level

IndiaModi’s challenge at the micro level. Signs of improvement at the macro level.

Sweden just established, the first ever celebration of ‘failure’. Museum of Failure collection consists of over seventy failed products and
services from around the world, providing unique insight into the risky business of innovation.   

Portugal. A perspective on rankings. Download What to do (docx)

Japan. Japan’s latest ranking by the World Economic Forum drops three places and will rank lower unless basic issues and practices are addressed. Comparing innovation management practices in the mid 1980 with today’s practices leads to ideas for new approaches. Japan thirty years on. pptx). .

Argentina. In the early 20th century, two countries were seen to have a brilliant economic future; Canada and Argentina. Update as of March, 2017. Not much has changed! Three authors, one from Canada and two from Argentina, set out their views on the troubling reasons for Argentina’s failure to live up to expectations. Download Argentina arriving.

Russia. Is Russia’s plan for a ‘New Silicon-Like Valley’ likely to succeed. Surely the whole notion of government involvement in making this happen is anathema to fostering innovation! Or is it? Download Russia’s Silicon Valley. For an update on this initiative go to Little progress according to an EBRD report. Not surprising!

Scotland. A great demonstration of collaboration between the private sector and a university; one of the major contributors to innovation. download University-industry collaboration.