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The Construction and Evolution of Technological Innovation Ecosystem of Chinese Firms: A Case Study of LCD Technology of CEC Panda

Jingxian Gan (), Yong Qi () and Chen Tian ()
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Jingxian Gan: School of Intellectual Property, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
Yong Qi: School of Intellectual Property, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
Chen Tian: School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China

Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, issue 22, 1-30

Abstract: With a longitudinal case study on the development of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) technology of China Electronics (CEC) Panda, this study examined how Chinese firms build their technological innovation ecosystem (TIE). We explored the evolution and the driving mechanisms of TIE. The results of the study found: (1) The enterprise’s motivations for innovation and innovation efficiency can be improved when the core enterprise’s TIE is constructed. (2) The evolution of the enterprise’s TIE undergoes three stages: formation period, incubation period, and development period. (3) The interaction between the external factors from the environment and the internal factors from the agent drives the evolution of the TIE (4). Three types of driving modes develop, depending on the nature of the main factor affecting TIE development: extrapolation drive, hybrid drive, and internal drive.

Keywords: core enterprise; technological innovation ecosystem; evolution mechanism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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