- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Perspectives on Innovation Management
- The Nature of Innovation
- Marketing and Innovation
- Science, Technology, and Business Innovation
- User-driven Innovation
- Networks of Innovation
- Knowledge and the Management of Creativity and Innovation
- Design-Driven Innovation: Meaning as a Source of Innovation
- Brokerage and Innovation
- Sectoral Systems of Innovation
- Innovation Ecosystems: Implications for Innovation Management?
- Markets for Technology
- Capital Markets, Innovation Systems, and the Financing of Innovation
- Consumption of Innovation
- Sustainable Innovation Management
- Managing Social Innovation
- Innovation Management in Japan
- Innovation Management in China
- Technology and Innovation
- Innovation, Strategy, and Hypercompetition
- Business Model Innovation
- Managing Open Innovation
- Collaboration and Innovation Management
- Organizing Innovation
- Human Resource Management Practices and Innovation
- Managing R&D and New Product Development
- Internationalization of Research and Development
- Intellectual Property Rights, Standards, and the Management of Innovation
- Mergers and Acquisitions and Innovation
- Services, Innovation, and Managing Service Innovation
- Innovation and Project Management
- Platforms and Innovation
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines the modern development of innovation in China at three different levels: country, industry, and firm. The country-level analysis focuses on the dynamics of China’s innovation policy framework and the evolution of the country’s national innovation system; the industry-level analysis investigates the achievements and failures of China’s industry policies in recent decades; and the firm-level analysis explores different innovation management practices in three types of enterprises (state-owned enterprises, entrepreneurial firms, and multinationals) in China. Utilizing a cultural framework (values, institutions, and cognitions), the chapter explains why China has lagged behind the West in its science, technology, and innovation since the seventeenth century (Needham’s Grand Question) and points out that to move forward China needs not only to strengthen its innovation infrastructure, such as establishing a market-based financial system, enhancing its market mechanism, and improving its educational system, but also to develop a more global mentality in innovation, such as integrating China into the global ecosystem of innovation by de-emphasizing the national origins of scientific discoveries and following global rules.
Marina Yue Zhang, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University.
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