Innovation and Industrial Development in China: A Schumpeterian Perspective on China’s Economic Transformation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Innovation and Industrial Development in China

A Schumpeterian Perspective on China’s Economic Transformation, 1st Edition

By Kaidong Feng


232 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367111243
pub: 2019-09-23
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This book focuses on China's economic transformation at firm and institution levels.

It shares insights into the growth of innovative Chinese firms in the automobile and telecom equipment sectors, both of which promoted social dialogue of policy-making and ultimately contributed to a policy paradigm shift in China's 'indigenous innovation'. The book illustrates, through case studies on firms like Geely, the Chery, the BYD, Huawei, the ZTE and the DTT, how these firms behave differently from other local actors and what social conditions had contributed to their success.

The book will help those who are interested to learn more about the rise of innovative Chinese firms to better understand the dynamics of China's industrial progress.

Table of Contents

1. From Imitation to Innovation: A Policy Transition

2. Requesting an Innovative Firm Theory for Catching-up Study

3. Schumpeterian Competition: The Rise of Chinese Local Innovative Firms

4. Retrospect: "Trading Market for Technology" Policy and Its Impact on Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

5. Re-emergence of Engineers: Organizational System of Local Innovative Firms

6. Various Sources of Organizing: Social Conditions for the Transformation

7. Conclusion: Change of Organizational Pattern and Rise of China’s Indigenous Innovation

About the Author

Kaidong Feng is Professor at School of Government, Peking University, China.

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Business Management

Routledge Frontiers of Business Management is a research series focusing on entrepreneurial, innovative and managerial aspects of business. It aims to provide advanced, cutting-edge work to enrich existing discussion. The book series therefore, will be of interest to those who want to learn more about emerging business trends, key challenges in business management and dynamic models of these key areas.

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