China’s prospects as an innovative country: an industrial economics perspective
AbstractThe recently announced Independent Innovation Strategy (IIS) signifies the climax of China’s technology catch-up effort during the past 30 years. This paper investigates the efficacy of, and prospects for this effort by reviewing comments from the relevant literature, by conducting a theoretical analysis based on industrial economics and by testing hypotheses with the latest empirical evidence. Our results suggest a bleak prospect for IIS if the Chinese government retains its excessive administrative protection of state-owned enterprises, and a long struggle ahead for China to finally push further into the technology frontier.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0009.
Date of creation: 2008
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state monopoly; R&D; independent innovation; state-owned enterprise;
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