China: Building An Innovative Economy

1st Edition

Authors: Celeste Varum Can Huang Joaquim Borges Gouveia
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843341482
eBook ISBN: 9781780632261
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th November 2007
Page Count: 152
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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.


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.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of China’s innovation using the national innovation system approach
  • Includes up-to-date information regarding data, policy reforms and policy impact
  • Original comparative discussion of China’s innovation practice in the global context


R&D managers, business professionals and academics


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About the Authors

Celeste Varum Author

Celeste Amorim Varum, Celeste is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Can Huang Author

Can Huang is a researcher at the United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNUMERIT). He holds a PhD in Industrial Management from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, an MS in engineering and a BA in Economics from Renmin University of China, Beijing, P.R. China.

Affiliations and Expertise

United Nations University, The Netherlands

Joaquim Borges Gouveia Author

Joaquim Borges Gouveia is Professor at the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Aveiro, Portugal