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Innovation in China: Challenging the Global Science and Technology System
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Richard P. Appelbaum Cong Cao
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Innovation in China: Challenging the Global Science and Technology System

Richard P. Appelbaum Cong Cao Xueying Han Rachel Parker


Polity Press

Economics of industrial organisation;
Economic growth;
Industrial applications of scientific research & technological innovation


200 pages

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China is in the midst of transitioning from a manufacturing-based economy to one driven by innovation and knowledge. This up-to-date analysis evaluates China's state-led approach to science and technology, and its successes and failures.

In recent decades, China has seen huge investments in high-tech science parks, a surge in home-grown top-ranked global companies, and a significant increase in scientific publications and patents. Helped by state policies and a flexible business culture, the country has been able to leapfrog its way to a more globally competitive position.

However, the authors argue that this approach might not yield the same level of progress going forward if China does not address serious institutional, organizational, and cultural obstacles. While not impossible, this task may well prove to be more difficult for the Chinese Communist Party than the challenges that China has faced in the past.

By:   Richard P. Appelbaum, Cong Cao, Xueying Han, Rachel Parker, Denis Simon
Imprint:   Polity Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 146mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   362g
ISBN:   9780745689579
ISBN 10:   0745689574
Series:   China Today
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   August 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction: From the World's Factory to the World's Innovator? Chapter 1 - China's Science and Technology Policy - A New Developmental State? Chapter 2 - Science and Technology in China: A Historical Overview Chapter 3 - China's Science and Technology Enterprise: Can Government-Led Efforts Successfully Spur Innovation? Chapter 4 - China's International S&T Relations: From Self-Reliance to Active Global Engagement Chapter 5 - How Effective Is China's State-Led Approach to High-Tech Development? Chapter 6 - Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream: Some Challenges

Richard P. Appelbaum is Professor Emeritus and former Distinguished Research Professor and MacArthur Chair in Global and International Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara Cong Cao is Professor in Innovation Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China Xueying Han is Research Staff Member at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) Rachel Parker is Senior Director of Research at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Denis Simon is Executive Vice Chancellor at Duke Kunshan University

This highly important work gives us insightful analysis founded on a tremendous depth of scholarship and interviews. It is the most comprehensive account of China's innovation system through a western lens. Innovation in China should be required reading for anyone in governments, companies or research organisations that have engagement with Chinese partners. Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Senior Fellow, China Institute, University of Alberta In their new book, Innovation in China, Richard Appelbaum and his colleagues are offering a comprehensive and masterful account of China's innovation system, its working, and its impacts (for better and worse). A must read for those who care about innovation, China, or both. Dan Breznitz, University of Toronto

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