Endogenous innovation in China: the case of the printer industry

Dekkers, R. (2009) Endogenous innovation in China: the case of the printer industry. Asia Pacific Business Review, 15(2), pp. 243-264. (doi:10.1080/13602380802396466)

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The study shows that the Chinese printer industry needs a large transition to move from imitation towards leadership by innovation. International companies have developed a strong footprint while Chinese companies have not yet adopted or developed adequate practices for innovation. The practices at one Chinese company highlight the challenges: implementation of innovation strategies, generation of innovative concepts, project management of product development and management of quality. Additionally, Chinese companies could profit from life-cycle perspectives for their own development. Finally, the policy to encourage endogenous innovation should be adapted to create a more dynamic national innovation system.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dekkers, Dr Rob
Authors: Dekkers, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Asia Pacific Business Review
ISSN (Online):1743-792X

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