This comprehensive book captures the transition of Asian national innovation systems in the era of the global learning economy. The success of Asian economies (first Japan, then Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and, more recently, China and India) has made it tempting to look for 'an Asian model of development'. However, the strength of Asian development lies less in strategies that reproduce successful national systems of innovation and more in the capacity for institutional change to open up new development trajectories with greater emphasis on knowledge and learning. The select group of contributors demonstrate that although there are important differences among Asian countries in terms of institutional set-ups supporting innovation, government policies and industrial structures, they share common transitional processes to cope with the globalizing learning economy. With strong implications for policy makers, Asia's Innovation Systems in Transition will be of great interest to academics and postgraduate students as well as national and international policy organizations.