The Role of the Diaspora in Supporting Innovation Systems: The Experience of India, Malaysia and Taiwan

  • Rajah Rasiah
  • Yeo Lin
  • Anandakrishnan Muniratha


This chapter examines the role of the flows of national human capital in enhancing national innovations systems in three countries: India, Malaysia and Taiwan. Government policy to develop national capabilities will be discussed because of the importance of national institutions and meso-organisations in producing the bulk of the high-tech workforce as well as absorbing the experiential knowledge gained from abroad. We will evaluate the initiatives taken and the specific sectors to which human capital returned and their economic consequences. Given the difficulty associated with capturing human capital flows, the chapter will focus on the information technology industry to compare the experiences.


Human Capital National Innovation System Wafer Fabrication Integrate Circuit Brain Gain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajah Rasiah
    • 1
  • Yeo Lin
    • 1
  • Anandakrishnan Muniratha
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Administration, Khazanah Nasional Chair of Regulatory StudiesUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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