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The Rapidly Transforming Chinese High-Technology Industry and Market - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843344643, 9781780632216

The Rapidly Transforming Chinese High-Technology Industry and Market

1st Edition

Institutions, Ingredients, Mechanisms and Modus Operandi

Author: Nir Kshetri
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843344643
eBook ISBN: 9781780632216
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st July 2008
Page Count: 328
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Table of Contents

Intellectual property rights issues in China’s high-technology industry; The Chinese e-business industry; Cyber-control in China; The Chinese government’s influence on the third-generation cellular standard: Motivators, enabling factors and mechanisms; Drivers of foreign multinationals’ research and development activities in China; Forces shaping the development of the Chinese technology workforce; The Chinese software industry: Structural shifts; Diffusion of open source software: Institutional and economic feedback; Drivers of broadband diffusion in China; The Chinese internet protocol television market; China’s nanotechnology prowess; Chinese technology enterprises in developing countries: Sources of strategic fit and institutional legitimacy; Internationalisation of firms in the Chinese cellular industry; Chinese high-technology firms’ outward-oriented mergers and acquisitions: A case study; Concluding remarks.


A number of indicators point to rapid and extraordinary shifts in the Chinese high-technology landscape. This book places special emphasis on ulta-modern and crucial ICT industries in which Chinese players possess a competitive advantage. It analyzes how formal and informal institutions and associated feedback mechanisms have influenced the Chinese high-technology industry and market. Finally, the book deeply investigates the nature, sources and quality of key ingredients related to the Chinese high-technology industry and provides an insight into the status and locus of this industry.

Key Features

  • Draws on multiple theoretical lenses for studying the Chinese high technology industry and markets
  • Focuses on a range of technology industries
  • Special emphasis is placed on ultra-modern and crucial ICT industries in which Chinese players possess a competitive advantage


Students and academics in Asian studies


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…useful reading for both economic and political analysis., Journal of Contemporary Asia

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About the Author

Nir Kshetri

Nir Kshetri is Professor of Management at University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He is the author of 9 books covering such topics as big data, cloud computing, and cybersecurity, plus author of more than 150 journal articles. He has won several awards for his work including , IEEE IT Professional’s Most Popular Paper Award in 2019 and 2018, Outstanding Contribution in Authorships award in 2019, and the Blockchain Connect Conference’s Most Influential Blockchain Research Paper in 2019. His editorial roles include Computing Economics editor of Computer, IT Economics editor of IT Professional and Associate Editor of Electronic Commerce Research. Nir and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Scientific American, Fortune, Time, Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg TV, and CBS News.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Management, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA