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Innovation and China’s Global Emergence

A pressing investigation into the global implications of China’s shift to an innovation economy.

As China shifts to an economy driven by innovation and productivity growth, the global implications of this transition will be significant. Amid the rise of techno-nationalism and a changing strategic calculus around the world, the manner and means of China’s transition faces a high degree of scrutiny. China is attempting to balance a reliance on overseas sources of technology alongside efforts to strengthen domestic innovation capabilities as a hedge against the risks of a United States-led “decoupling.”
In these circumstances, it is essential to understand the many different forces of change within China, and the way China responds to outside changes. The evolution of China's innovation economy will be one of the key economic stories of the early twenty-first century, and the world will need China as a source of innovation in the decades ahead. The aim of this book is to help build a better framework for policymakers to find a new equilibrium in negotiating the terms of an oncoming shift in geopolitics.

328 pages | 20 figures, 21 tables | 6 x 9

Asian Studies: East Asia

Economics and Business: Economics--International and Comparative

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“Those who wish to pronounce on the subject [of China’s status as a rising technology power] might do well to work their way through this book first. The entries are measured and reasoned; there is deafening silence from the absence of axes being ground.”  

Peter Gordon | Asian Review of Books

“This book is a timely addition to the literature discussing the policies and strategies that have put China on the path of rapid technological progress. . . . Bert Hofman, Erik Baark, and Jiwei Qian do a wonderful job of setting the stage for capturing China’s technological progress for the subsequent chapter contributors”.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Innovation and China’s Global Emergence
Bert Hofman, Erik Baark and Jiwei Qian

Part One: Implications of China’s Innovation Emergence

2. China and the U.S, Technology: Conflict or Cooperation?
Gary H. Jefferson

3. The US-China Trade War and Myths about Intellectual Property and Innovation in China
Dan Prud’homme

4. Global Implications of China’s Policies on Indigenous Innovation
Erik Baark

5. China’s Talent Challenges Revisited
Cong Cao and Denis Fred Simon

6. China’s International S&T Relations: From Self-Reliance to Active Global Engagement
Denis Fred Simon

7. How Does International Collaboration Lead to Radical Innovation in Latecomer Firms?
Xiaolan Fu, Cintia Külzer-Sacilotto, Haibo Lin and Hongru Xiong

Part Two: Industrial Policy Challenges

8. PRC Industrial Policies Postdate Rather than Lead Economic Activity
Carsten Holz

9. Made in China 2025 and the Proliferation of Intangible Assets
Anton Malkin

10. Industrial Policy and Competitive Advantage: A Comparative Study of the Cloud Computing Industry in Hangzhou and Shenzhen
Bai Gao and Yi Ru

11. Global Value Chains and the Innovation of the Chinese Mobile Phone Industry
Yuqing Xing

List of Contributors


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