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Director, Shorenstein Asia–Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Gi-Wook Shin is William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea, professor of Sociology, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and director of the Korea Program. His research concentrates on social movements, nationalism, development, and international relations. His current book project on global talent flows examines the growing importance of transnational human and social capital and assesses talent development and recruitment in the Asia–Pacific region. He holds a PhD from the University of Washington.
Less developed countries can take advantage of increased talent flows in the region in expanding their “brain network.”
Demographic changes, such as population aging in East Asia, will affect productivity and competitiveness and shape how innovation is created.
A new book identifies ways to stimulate Asian economic growth through a shift from traditional industrial policies to indigenous innovation.