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Innovation and regional development in China.


Innovation and regional development in China.

Ed. by Ingo Liefner and Yehua Dennis Wei.



308 pages



Routledge studies in the modern world economy; 120


The 13 papers presented here by Liefner (economic geography, Justus Liebig U. Giessen, Germany) and Wei (geography, U. of Utah, US) examine characteristics of Chinese innovation and regional development, China's policy framework towards these issues, and the role that transnational corporations play in China's innovation activities. Specific topics include: the applicability of lessons from established Western theories; regional structures and trends in China's innovation system over the last decade; regional economic development in the case of the biopharmaceutical industry; foreign direct investment networks, research and development networks, and the making of global cities in China; the development of the spatial concentration and co-agglomeration of industrial and public innovation; firm activity and regional brokers in science-driven knowledge networks in the biotechnology system; personalization of business relations in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta; emerging regional innovation systems of foreign-invested and indigenous firms in Shenzhen; inter-cultural economic practices and institutional support in Shanghai's automobile supplier industry; and the technological advantage of Beijing and its effect on urban development.

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