Understanding the regional innovation capacity in China after economic reforms

Zhou, Ying, Sawang, Sukanlaya, & Yang, Xiaohua (2016) Understanding the regional innovation capacity in China after economic reforms. International Journal of Innovation Management, 20(6), Article Number-1650057.

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Our study aims to examine the drivers of China’s regional innovation capacity (RIC). Drawing from innovation system literatures, our study proposes that RIC can be determined by (a) innovation actors (higher education institutions, enterprises, and public research institutes); (b) innovation inputs (financial capital and human resource), and (c) international interactions. The main finding was the significant impact of higher education institutions demonstrating higher education institutions are crucial innovation actors. The interaction effect also found between foreign direct investment (FDI) and Science and Technology (S&T) investment suggests governments should pay more attention to the indirect impact of drivers in building RIC in China.

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ID Code: 98533
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Regional Innovation, Innovation Systems, China, Foreign Direct Investment, Asia
DOI: 10.1142/S1363919616500572
ISSN: 1757-5877
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2016 23:37
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 22:55

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