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China as an Innovation Nation

Yu Zhou, William Lazonick, and Yifei Sun


Advances in technology are critical for the transformation of a nation from a relatively low-wage to a relatively high-wage economy. Leading national economies are invariably global leaders in technology. In the last three decades, China has changed from one of the most impoverished countries on the planet to becoming the world largest economy with hundreds of millions of people being pulled out of poverty. Yet the question of China’s progress toward global technological leadership remains an open and hotly debated subject. Each chapter of this book focuses one high-tech industry exploring que ... More

Keywords: innovation, indigenous innovation, the state, global competition, technological transfer, industrial eco-system, R&D capacity, finance, techno-nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198753568
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753568.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yu Zhou, editor
Professor of Geography, Vassar College

William Lazonick, editor
Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Yifei Sun, editor
Professor of Geography, California State University

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