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Major Sources Of Production Improvement And Innovation Growth In Chinese Enterprises

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  • Ke Li
  • Yifan Hu
  • Jing Chi

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Using a data set based on a cross-sectional firm level survey conducted by the World Bank in year 2001, in this paper we investigate the major sources of production improvement and innovation growth of Chinese enterprises from ten major industries and five major cities. In terms of production improvement, the production network, R&D and innovation and openness are the crucial factors; and in terms of innovation growth, it could be enhanced through raising R&D inputs, training, improving managers' education, outsourcing and participating in a production network. Copyright 2007 The Authors Journal compilation 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Ke Li & Yifan Hu & Jing Chi, 2007. "Major Sources Of Production Improvement And Innovation Growth In Chinese Enterprises," Pacific Economic Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 12(5), pages 683-710, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:pacecr:v:12:y:2007:i:5:p:683-710
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    1. Yang, Chih-Hai & Lin, Hui-Lin & Li, Hsiao-Yun, 2013. "Influences of production and R&D agglomeration on productivity: Evidence from Chinese electronics firms," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 162-178.
    2. Khan, Haider, 2013. "Industrialization and Development Strategies in the 21st Century: Towards Sustainable Innovation Systems," MPRA Paper 50168, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Sun, Sizhong & Anwar, Sajid, 2015. "R&D status and the performance of domestic firms in China's coal mining industry," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 79(C), pages 99-103.
    4. Lin, Hui-Lin & Li, Hsiao-Yun & Yang, Chih-Hai, 2011. "Agglomeration and productivity: Firm-level evidence from China's textile industry," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 313-329, September.
    5. Gabriele, Alberto & Khan, Ali Haider, 2008. "Enhancing technological progress in a market-socialist context:China's national innovation system at the crossroads," MPRA Paper 10695, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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