Run of the Red Queen Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China Dan Breznitz, Michael Murphree

Publication date:
10 May 2011
288 pages: 235 x 156 x 24mm
10 black-&-white illustrations


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Few observers are unimpressed by the economic ambition of China or by the nation's remarkable rate of growth. But what does the future hold? This meticulously researched book closely examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese economic system to discover where the nation may be headed and what the Chinese experience reveals about emerging market economies. The authors find that contrary to popular belief, cutting-edge innovation is not a prerequisite for sustained economic vitality-and that China is a perfect case in point.

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• Winner of an Axiom Business Books Award (Bronze medal in the International Business / Globalization category).
• Awarded the British International Studies Association Susan Strange Best Book Award for 2012

Dan Breznitz is an associate professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the College of Management, and an associate professor by courtesy at the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is author of the award-winning book Innovation and the State, published by Yale University Press, and a Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Fellow. Michael Murphree is a project coordinator at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

"Run of the Red Queen gives us the smartest view of the most important question facing Beijing''s economic planners: the sustainability of Chinese growth. The answers in Breznitz''s and Murphree''s important work are as intriguing as they are fresh."--Gordon Chang, Author of The Coming Collapse of China