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Innovation strategy, firm survival and relocation: The case of Hong Kong-owned manufacturing in Guangdong Province, China

Naubahar Sharif and Can Huang

Research Policy, 2012, vol. 41, issue 1, 69-78

Abstract: Based on a survey adapted from the Fourth European Community Innovation Survey (CIS-4), this study finds that, in the changing manufacturing environment of Guangdong Province in China, Hong Kong-owned businesses that generate a higher share in new product sales as a percentage of total sales or engage in R&D or collaborative innovation activities in China are more likely to survive and remain in Guangdong. The study fills a gap in the literature by investigating the effects of innovation on the survival and relocation of Hong Kong-owned manufacturing firms in Guangdong. The results support policy initiatives that strengthen collaborative ties among key innovation system actors.

Keywords: Innovation; Survival; Relocation; Community Innovation Survey; Asia; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D21 L25 L52 O31 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2011.06.003

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