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Technological Entrepreneurship in China
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Technological Entrepreneurship in China

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9780857938985 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Claudio Petti, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering for Innovation – University of Salento, Italy
Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 978 0 85793 898 5 Extent: 208 pp
Bringing technologies to the market, thereby creating profits, high-qualified jobs and industrial upgrading is one of the means by which China can fuel its brand new growth model based on innovation and sustainability. Much is known about the mechanisms of technological entrepreneurship. But how does this happen in China? Who is doing what? Is there a ‘Chinese way’ to do technological entrepreneurship? This thought-provoking book provides readers with a closer look at these issues and clarifies them through a number of case studies discussed from the perspectives of both Chinese and international contributors.

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Bringing technologies to the market, thereby creating profits, high-qualified jobs and industrial upgrading is one of the means by which China can fuel its brand new growth model based on innovation and sustainability. Much is known about the mechanisms of technological entrepreneurship. But how does this happen in China? Who is doing what? Is there a ‘Chinese way’ to do technological entrepreneurship? This thought-provoking book provides readers with a closer look at these issues and clarifies them through a number of case studies discussed from the perspectives of both Chinese and international contributors.

Technological Entrepreneurship in China offers a comprehensive and practical assessment of technological entrepreneurship in China. Exclusively based on cases, the book tackles the issues of technological entrepreneurship in China from a systemic view. In so doing the book provides an account of the main factors at work behind Chinese technological entrepreneurship and their interplay, the past and present transitions facing Chinese technology-based enterprises, and how those transitions were and are being dealt with. It offers a glimpse in a huge natural experiment that will prove insightful for both scholars and policymakers.
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‘This unique book offers a series of case studies about how technology creation has evolved in China. This is an in-depth perspective about the trajectory and the entrepreneurial transformations of some successful high-tech Chinese companies in different industries. The book pictures as well the roles played by government, universities and companies in fostering regional systems of innovation in different parts of China. Written by Chinese and foreign experts, those views are not partial; authors reveal an untruncated and thorough analysis.’
– Dominique Jolly, SKEMA Business School, France

‘Technological Entrepreneurship in China is a book with much to recommend it. . . Overall, the depth and range of topics covered make a significant contribution to contemporary Chinese studies, particularly in light of concerns about whether China can innovate its way out of a possible middle­income trap.’
– Douglas Fuller, The China Journal
Contributors
Contributors: M. Andreozzi, S.-J. Gao, Y. Hong, X. Hu, H. Kroll, S. Li, X. Luo, C. Petti, D. Schiller, J. Shi, U. Tagscherer, C. Tang, Y. Wan, H. Wang, Y. Wu, S. Zhang, Y. Zhang, C. Zhou
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Contents:

Foreword

Introduction

1. Entrepreneurship of Innovative High-tech Development in China: Two Case Studies
Huijiong Wang, Shantong Li and Yan Hong

2. Regional Innovation Systems in China: An Analysis of Industry–Science Linkages in the Bohai Bay Area
Ulrike Tagscherer, Henning Kroll and Xin Luo

3. Upgrading Strategies of Electronics Firms Within the Regional Innovation System of the Pearl River Delta, Illustrated by the Example of Two Hong Kong Firms
Henning Kroll and Daniel Schiller

4. From a University-run Enterprise to a Leading Group of Regional IT Industrial Clusters: In a Perspective of an Academia–Government–Industry Triple Helix
Chunyan Zhou

5. Solar Photovoltaic Industry Development from the Early 1990s to World Leadership
Marco Andreozzi

6. Huawei and Zhengfei Ren: Leadership in a Technology-Innovative Firm
Yingying Zhang and Yajun Wu

7. Spreadtrum: Aspiring to be a World Class Chip Company
Yan Wan and Shi-Ji Gao

8. A Case Study on a Chinese Manufacturing Company’s Catch-up Strategy and R&D Talent’s Creative Role Identity Management
Chaoying Tang and Jiannong Shi

9. Technological Entrepreneurship with Chinese Characteristics: The Qrobot Case
Claudio Petti, Xiaowei Hu and Shujun Zhang

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