1st Edition

Risk Management and Innovation in Japan, Britain and the USA

Edited By

Ruth Taplin

ISBN 9780415368063
Published December 22, 2005 by Routledge
200 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Assessing and managing risk is vitally important, and is increasingly studied in a range of areas including politics and international relations, finance and insurance, and innovation and the valuing of intangible assets such as patents and intellectual property. The degree to which innovation is encouraged or otherwise – a key factor for many businesses - depends in part on the attitude towards risk in the context in which it takes place.

Taplin considers the different attitudes towards risk and innovation, and the different ways in which risk and innovation are handled, in Japan, Britain the USA. Providing a broad and detailed examination of the subject, she discusses topics including risk management standards, managing risk in marketing, the insurance industry, patents, and in venture capital, and of how risk management in organizations has evolved.

Table of Contents

Preface  Acknowledgements  Introduction – An Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Approach  Ruth Taplin and Nick Schymyk  1.Emerging Risk  Nick Schymyck  2. Intangible Assets, Risk Management and Insurance: Bringing all Minds Together  Matthew R. Hogg  3. Developments in Patent Enforcement Procedure in Japan and England  Anthony Trenton  4. Risk Transfer in a Changing World  Oliver Prior  5. Transferring Insurable Risk   Oliver Prior  6. Recent Risk Financing Innovations: Motives, Principles and Practices  Peter C. Young  7. The Evolution of Enterprise Risk Management  Gerry Dickinson  8. Intellectual Property and Bridging Loans – Their Emerging Roles for the Venture and Rehabilitation Businesses in Japan  Masatoshi Kuratomi

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Ruth Taplin is Director of the Centre for Japanese and East Asian Studies which won Exporter of the Year in Partnership in Trading/Pathfinder for the UK in the year 2000. She received her doctorate from the London School of Economics and is the author/editor of 11 books and numerous articles. She published Valuing Intellectual Property in Japan, Britain and the United States with RoutledgeCurzon in 2004 and is currently preparing Japanese Telecommunications Market and Policy in Transition for publication by Routledge. Professor Taplin has been Editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics for ten years. Currently she is a Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London and the University of Leicester.  She was recently appointed Visiting Professor at the School of International Business and Management, University of Warsaw, Poland.                                           


'This is a useful text, particularly for those interested in cultural differences between East and West, and approaches to 'softer' risk areas in each.' - Inform Magazine

'This groundbreaking book offers fresh insights and analysis on the distinctive ways business in Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom responds to risk and innovation.' - japansociety

'The book provides solid material from a clear and informed position.' - IET Engineering Management