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After international warfare II, numerous late-developing international locations registered astonishingly excessive development premiums lower than powerful nation course, employing shrewdpermanent funding recommendations, turnkey factories, and reverse-engineering, and making the most of the postwar worldwide fiscal increase. between those financial miracles have been postwar Japan and, within the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, the so-called Asian Tigers-Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan-whose reviews epitomized the analytic class of the "developmental state."

In Betting on Biotech, Joseph Wong examines the rising biotechnology quarter in every one of those 3 business dynamos. they've got invested billions of bucks in biotech industries because the Nineteen Nineties, yet advertisement blockbusters and commensurate earnings haven't undefined. commercial upgrading on the leading edge of technological innovation is drastically assorted from the dynamics of past practices in verified industries.

The profound uncertainties of life-science-based industries comparable to biotech have compelled those countries to confront a brand new common sense of improvement, one during which earlier innovations of selecting and making winners have given approach to a brand new technique of throwing assets at what stay very lengthy pictures. making a bet on Biotech illuminates a brand new political economic climate of business know-how innovation in locations the place one could kind of anticipate large potential-yet the place billion-dollar bets in biotech proceed to teeter close to striking failure.

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