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 Asian Pacific Business Review.
Technology Upgrading in the Development of Regional Economies John W. Medcof. Globalization of R&D: Policy Implications for Host Countries Prasada Reddy. Science and Technology Takeoff in China?: Sources of Rising R&D Intensity Jian Gao and Gary H. Jefferson. Knowledge and Innovation in China: Historical Legacies and Institutional Reform Erik Baark. Foreign R&D Investment in China Jon Sigurdson. Foreign R&D in China: Drivers, Dynamics, and New Directions Kathleen Walsh. Why It All Came Together in China: The Evolution of Multinational’s Regional Innovation Networks in China Yun-Chung Chen. Uncertainties, Imitating Behaviours and Foreign R&D Location: Explaining the Over-Concentration of Foreign R&D in Beijing and Shanghai within China Yifei Sun and Ke Wen. Barriers for Foreign R&D in China Ke Wen and Yifei Sun. Globalization of Technology and the Evolving Chinese R&D System Denis Fred Simon