EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

China's Innovation System and the Move Toward Harmonious Growth and Endogenous Innovation

Shulin Gu and Bengt-Åke Lundvall

No 06-07, DRUID Working Papers from DRUID, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy/Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies

Abstract: Observers around the world are impressed by the rapid growth of China’s economy. While outside observers tend to focus on the success story of unprecedented growth policy documents and recent domestic debates in China have pointed to the need for a shift in the growth trajectory with stronger emphasis on ‘endogenous innovation’ and ‘harmonious development’. This paper attempts to capture the current characteristics of China’s production and innovation system; how they were shaped by history and what major challenges they raise for the future. On the basis of the analysis the authors propose that it is possible to link together the two key concepts ‘endogenous innovation’ and ‘harmonious development’ by focusing innovation and development efforts in China on domestic needs, including social needs, rather than a one-sided focus on export-promotion and commodity production.

Keywords: China; economic growth; R&D; innovation systems (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O11 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cna, nep-dev, nep-ino, nep-sea and nep-tra
References: View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (18)

Downloads: (external link)
https://wp.druid.dk/wp/20060007.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:aal:abbswp:06-07

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in DRUID Working Papers from DRUID, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy/Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Keld Laursen ().

 
Page updated 2024-04-10
Handle: RePEc:aal:abbswp:06-07