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Title: Understanding the regional innovation capacity in China after economic reforms
Authors: Zhou, Ying
Sawang, Sukanlaya
Yang, Xiaohua
First Published: 8-Apr-2016
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing for International Society of Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
Citation: International Journal of Innovation Management, 2016, 20 (6), 1650057
Abstract: Our study aims to examine the drivers of China’s regional innovation capacity (RIC). Drawing from innovation system literatures, our study proposes that RIC can be determined by (a) innovation actors (higher education institutions, enterprises, and public research institutes); (b) innovation inputs (financial capital and human resource), and (c) international interactions. The main finding was the significant impact of higher education institutions demonstrating higher education institutions are crucial innovation actors. The interaction effect also found between foreign direct investment (FDI) and Science and Technology (S&T) investment suggests governments should pay more attention to the indirect impact of drivers in building RIC in China.
DOI Link: 10.1142/S1363919616500572
ISSN: 1363-9196
eISSN: 1757-5877
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, World Scientific Publishing for International Society of Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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