The volume focuses on the issue of globalization of research and development (R&D) in China.
China has become the number one choice of R&D for multination corporations (MNCs), according to a recent survey. Many of the largest MNCs in the world, such as Microsoft, GE, GM, HP, Motorola, and Lucent, among hundred of others, have established R&D facilities. The phenomenon has become a hot issue among policy debates in many countries regarding job outsourcing, national and regional competitiveness, and China. This book examines the issue of foreign R&D, particularly, those from MNCs in China: the drivers, missions, locations, management challenges, policies, and implications for China’s innovation system.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the Asia Pacific Business Review.
1 Globalization of R&D and China: An Introduction. YIFEI SUN, MAXIMILIAN VON ZEDTWITZ & DENIS FRED SIMON. 2 China R&D: A High-Tech Field of Dreams. KATHLEEN A . WALSH. 3 Knowledge and Innovation in China: Historical Legacies and Emerging Institutions. ERIK BAARK. 4 Science and Technology Take-off in China?: Sources of Rising R&D Intensity. JIAN GAO & GARY H . JEFFERSON. 5 The Upgrading of Multinational Regional Innovation Networks in China. YUN - CHUNG CHEN. 6 Uncertainties, Imitative Behaviours and Foreign R&D Location: Explaining the Over-concentration of Foreign R&D in Beijing and Shanghai within China. YIFEI SUN & KE WEN. 7 Country Relational Distance, Organizational Power and R&D Managers: Understanding Environmental Challenges for Foreign R&D in China. YIFEI SUN & KE WEN. 8 Subsidiary Technology Upgrading and International Technology Transfer, with Reference to China. JOHN W. MEDCOF. 9 Whither Foreign R&D in China: Some Concluding Thoughts on Chinese Innovation. DENIS FRED SIMON.