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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
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Naubahar Sharif: Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

No 2010-052, MERIT Working Papers from United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)

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: 2010
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