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The Construction and Evolution of Technological Innovation Ecosystem of Chinese Firms: A Case Study of LCD Technology of CEC Panda

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  • Jingxian Gan

    () (School of Intellectual Property, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
    Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60201, USA)

  • Yong Qi

    () (School of Intellectual Property, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
    School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China)

  • Chen Tian

    () (School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China)

Abstract

With a longitudinal case study on the development of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) technology of China Electronics (CEC) Panda, this study examined how Chinese firms build their technological innovation ecosystem (TIE). We explored the evolution and the driving mechanisms of TIE. The results of the study found: (1) The enterprise’s motivations for innovation and innovation efficiency can be improved when the core enterprise’s TIE is constructed. (2) The evolution of the enterprise’s TIE undergoes three stages: formation period, incubation period, and development period. (3) The interaction between the external factors from the environment and the internal factors from the agent drives the evolution of the TIE (4). Three types of driving modes develop, depending on the nature of the main factor affecting TIE development: extrapolation drive, hybrid drive, and internal drive.

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  • Jingxian Gan & Yong Qi & Chen Tian, 2019. "The Construction and Evolution of Technological Innovation Ecosystem of Chinese Firms: A Case Study of LCD Technology of CEC Panda," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 11(22), pages 1-30, November.
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    1. Xin Cao & Taohua Ouyang & Puzant Balozian & Sixuan Zhang, 2020. "The Role of Managerial Cognitive Capability in Developing a Sustainable Innovation Ecosystem: A Case Study of Xiaomi," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 12(17), pages 1-27, September.

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    Keywords

    core enterprise; technological innovation ecosystem; evolution mechanism;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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