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Featured Author: Ruth Taplin

As one of Routledge's most active authors, Prof. Ruth Taplin has a whole showcase of titles; most recently Intellectual Property Valuation and Innovation published in October 2013.

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Ruth Taplin is the author/editor of over 200 articles and 18 books; Some of which are: Mental Health Care in Japan, Exploiting Patent Rights and a New Climate for Innovation in Japan; Valuing Intellectual Property in Japan, Britain and the United States; Risk Management and Innovation in Japan; Britain and the United States; Japanese Telecommunications: Market and Policy in Transition; Outsourcing and Human Resource Management: An International Survey; and Innovation and Business Partnering in Japan, Europe and the United States. She is Director of the Centre for Japanese and East Asian Studies, which won Exporter of the Year in Trading/Pathfinder in 2000 for the UK. She was the former Editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics for 20 years and currently Editor of the Interdiisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law www.ijebl.co.uk. Currently she is a Research Fellow at the University of Leicester, and has been a Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at a number of universities in the UK and abroad. She has just been appointed Honorary Advisor for the Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research in Hong Kong. Ruth has appeared on radio and television stations around the world and occasionally serves as an innovation expert for the United Nations.

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  1. Intellectual Property Valuation and Innovation

    Towards global harmonisation

    Edited by Ruth Taplin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    With the recent global economic crisis, attitudes and practices in relation to intellectual property valuation are changing as exemplified by the dichotomy explained in this book, which makes it unique. While there has been a move towards global harmonisation in terms of valuation of both tangible...

    Published October 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Mental Health Care in Japan

    Edited by Ruth Taplin, Sandra J. Lawman

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Mental health, including widespread depression, a high suicide rate and institutionalisation, is a major problem in Japan. At the same time, the mental health care system in Japan has historically been more restrictive than elsewhere in the world. This book looks at the challenges of mental health...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  3. Innovation and Business Partnering in Japan, Europe and the United States

    Edited by Ruth Taplin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    Innovation studies and partnering/collaborative alliances are rapidly growing areas of interest. Originally combining the two areas, this book examines the role of business partnering as a pathway to innovation for small and medium enterprises – SMEs. This text outlines global and regional trends,...

    Published October 17th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Intellectual Property and the New Global Japanese Economy

    By Ruth Taplin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    The Japanese economy is the second largest in the world and is becoming once more one of the most competitive. Despite the stagnation and deflation experienced during the 1990s, Japan has progressively become more aware of the need to be a global player, in particular under the radical...

    Published April 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  5. Intellectual Property, Innovation and Management in Emerging Economies

    Edited by Ruth Taplin, Alojzy Z. Nowak

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    This book argues that intellectual property (IP) management development and innovation are fundamental to economic development , especially in newly emerging economies which often hold vast reserves of natural resources and human knowledge that remain unprotected. It sheds light on countries that...

    Published August 17th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Japanese Telecommunications

    Market and Policy in Transition

    Edited by Ruth Taplin, Masako Wakui

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    Presenting a comprehensive survey of the telecommunications industry in Japan, Taplin and Wakui cover the different sectors of the industry – including mobile, broadband and satellite, whilst considering key questions such as the structure and economics of the industry, government policy,...

    Published January 19th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Outsourcing and Human Resource Management

    An International Survey

    Edited by Ruth Taplin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    Outsourcing is an increasingly popular strategy deployed by a variety of institutions, including banks, multinational companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The book assesses the problems and solutions for those attempting to outsource through an analysis of human resource...

    Published November 1st 2007 by Routledge

  8. Risk Management and Innovation in Japan, Britain and the USA

    Edited by Ruth Taplin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    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...

    Published October 20th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Valuing Intellectual Property in Japan, Britain and the United States

    Edited by Ruth Taplin

    As over half the assets of many major companies are now intangible assets, there is an increasing need to assess more accurately the value of intellectual property (IP) from a wider interdisciplinary perspective. Re-evaluating risk and understanding the true value of intellectual property is a...

    Published May 27th 2004 by Routledge