China: Building An Innovative Economy


  • Celeste Varum, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Can Huang, United Nations University, The Netherlands
  • Joaquim Borges Gouveia, University of Aveiro, Portugal

A comprehensive description of China’s innovation system through in-depth analysis of its transformation in the past two decades. The most recent developments are included in order to summarize Chinese experience of reforming its industry and academy sector to meet the challenge of innovation. The discussion is not only centred on the policy and its impact, but goes further to find the logic behind the actions. The book also examines the strengths and weaknesses of China’s innovation system in the global context. The book helps R&D managers, business professionals and academics grasp an understanding of the new changes in China from the perspective of innovation. It also facilitates policy makers and academics to understand the Chinese experience of building a dynamic and innovative economy.
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R&D managers, business professionals and academics 


Book information

  • Published: November 2007
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-148-2

Table of Contents

Dynamic China: Economic transformation and integration into the global economy; Transformation of the innovation policy of China; Reform of the S&T system in China: The innovation system in China from an international perspective; Conclusion and discussion.