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Evolution of the Chinese Automobile Industry from a Sectoral System of Innovation Perspective


  • Liang Xi
  • Lin Lei
  • Wu Guisheng


Based on surveys of important innovations in the Chinese automobile industry, we divide the evolution of the automobile industry into three stages. We construct a conceptual model for the sectoral innovation system and utilize this model to analyse the main mechanisms of interaction in the context of autonomous innovations in the Chinese automobile industry. We attempt to interpret these autonomous innovations in the Chinese automobile industry from the perspective of an interactive system; the conclusions are suggestive and must be tested in further empirical research.

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  • Liang Xi & Lin Lei & Wu Guisheng, 2009. "Evolution of the Chinese Automobile Industry from a Sectoral System of Innovation Perspective," Industry and Innovation, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(4-5), pages 463-478.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:indinn:v:16:y:2009:i:4-5:p:463-478
    DOI: 10.1080/13662710903053755

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