Bringing technologies to the market, thereby creating profits, high-qualified jobs and industrial upgrading is one of the means by which China can fuel its brand new growth model based on innovation and sustainability. Much is known about the mechanisms of technological entrepreneurship. But how does this happen in China? Who is doing what? Is there a `Chinese way' to do technological entrepreneurship? This thought-provoking book provides readers with a closer look at these issues and clarifies them through a number of case studies discussed from the perspectives of both Chinese and international contributors.
Technological Entrepreneurship in China offers a comprehensive and practical assessment of technological entrepreneurship in China. Exclusively based on cases, the book tackles the issues of technological entrepreneurship in China from a systemic view. In so doing the book provides an account of the main factors at work behind Chinese technological entrepreneurship and their interplay, the past and present transitions facing Chinese technology-based enterprises, and how those transitions were and are being dealt with. It offers a glimpse in a huge natural experiment that will prove insightful for both scholars and policymakers.
Edited by Claudio Petti, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering for Innovation - University of Salento, Italy
Contents: Foreword Introduction 1. Entrepreneurship of Innovative High-tech Development in China: Two Case Studies Huijiong Wang, Shantong Li and Yan Hong 2. Regional Innovation Systems in China: An Analysis of Industry-Science Linkages in the Bohai Bay Area Ulrike Tagscherer, Henning Kroll and Xin Luo 3. Upgrading Strategies of Electronics Firms Within the Regional Innovation System of the Pearl River Delta, Illustrated by the Example of Two Hong Kong Firms Henning Kroll and Daniel Schiller 4. From a University-run Enterprise to a Leading Group of Regional IT Industrial Clusters: In a Perspective of an Academia-Government-Industry Triple Helix Chunyan Zhou 5. Solar Photovoltaic Industry Development from the Early 1990s to World Leadership Marco Andreozzi 6. Huawei and Zhengfei Ren: Leadership in a Technology-Innovative Firm Yingying Zhang and Yajun Wu 7. Spreadtrum: Aspiring to be a World Class Chip Company Yan Wan and Shi-Ji Gao 8. A Case Study on a Chinese Manufacturing Company's Catch-up Strategy and R&D Talent's Creative Role Identity Management Chaoying Tang and Jiannong Shi 9. Technological Entrepreneurship with Chinese Characteristics: The Qrobot Case Claudio Petti, Xiaowei Hu and Shujun Zhang Index