Over the past three decades, China has experienced rapid ecomic growth and a fascinating transformation of its industry. However, much of this success is the result of industrial imitation, and China's continuing success w relies heavily on its ability to strengthen its indigeus invation capability. In this book, Xiaolan Fu investigates how China can develop a strategy of compressed development to emerge as a leading invative nation. The book draws on quantitative and qualitative research that includes cross-country, cross-province and cross-firm analysis. Large multi-level panel datasets, unique survey databases, and in-depth industry case studies are explored. Different theoretical approaches are also used to examine the motivations, obstacles and consequences of China's invation with a wider discussion around what other countries can learn from China's experience. This book will appeal to scholars and policy-makers working in fields such as invation policy, techlogy management, development and international ecomics, and China studies.
Xiaolan Fu is Professor of Technology and International Development and Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include innovation, technology and industrialisation; trade, foreign direct investment and economic development; emerging Asian economies; and innovation and productivity in the UK and US. She also has firsthand experience working in the business and academic sectors in China before coming to the UK.
Cambridge University Press
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