• William C. Kirby
  • F. Warren McFarlan


Why China Can't Innovate. William C. Kirby, F. Warren McFarlan, March 2014, Paper. "The Chinese invented gunpowder, the compass, the waterwheel, paper money, long-distance banking, the civil service, and merit promotion. Until the early 19th century, China’s economy was more open and market driven than the economies of Europe. Today, though, many believe that the West is home to creative business thinkers and innovators, and that China is largely a land of rule-bound rote learners—a place where R&D is diligently pursued but breakthroughs are rare..." May require purchase or user account. Link