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Organization, Program and Structure: An Analysis of the Chinese Innovation Policy Framework

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  • Can Huang

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  • Celeste Amorim

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  • Joaquim Borges Gouveia

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    (Departamento de Economia, Gestão e Engenharia Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro)

  • Mark Spinoglio

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  • Augusto Medina

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    (Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação)

Abstract

The paper first identifies the stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of China’s innovation policy and compares them with different government systems in selected Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. In order to disclose the relative strength and weaknesses inside China’s innovation policy framework, we proceed to utilize policy practices in the OECD countries as a guideline to examine China's innovation policy in five categories: reform in the public S&T institutions, financial policy, business innovation support structure, human resource policy and legislative actions. Subsequently, several weak components of the Chinese innovation policy framework are identified and two of them are selected for further analysis: education and human resource policy, and protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Finally, the paper provides some priorities and possible actions for future innovation policy developments in China.

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Paper provided by Departamento de Economia, Gestão e Engenharia Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro in its series Working Papers de Economia (Economics Working Papers) with number 17.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: May 2004
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Publication status: Forthcoming in R&D Management, Special Edition "Managing R&D in China", Late 2004
Handle: RePEc:ave:wpaper:172004

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