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Industrial Innovation in China
The Factors Determining Success or Failure

ISBN 9781032072449
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
174 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book, based on extensive original research, examines the factors which lead to successful innovation in Chinese industry. Considering the large and important Chinese mining industry in detail, it argues that innovation is key for success in all industries, not just new "tech" industries. It reveals how the interaction of universities, governments and industries is highly significant, considers how some parts of the industry, such as the mining and mineral processing stages, are more innovative than other stages, such as prospecting and mining equipment manufacturing, and suggests that this is explained both by the distance between final products and the market and commercialisation, and by the intensity of the interaction between the industrial company and the university or research institute. Throughout, the book includes examples and case studies to highlight the points made.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction 2.An Empirical Study of the Chinese Mining Industry 3. A Cross-Country Comparison 4. Case Studies 5. Policy Implications 6.Conclusion

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Zhenyu Fu is an Associate Research Fellow in the National Academy of Innovation Strategy, China Association for Science and Technology, Beijing, China.