Title: Attempts for radical innovation in the big emerging countries: the case of China

Authors: Jiang Yu, Kim Hua Tan

Addresses: Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 8712, Beijing 100080, China. ' Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK

Abstract: This paper tries to gain a better understanding of the process of the radical innovations in the big emerging countries and to find key dynamics that influence such an innovation process under a favourable institutional environment. In observing the evolution and initial success of China|s 3G standard, the desire to exchange resources between the local and global partners, in terms of internationalisation, is found critical to drive the radical innovation process. The effective matching and co-evolving within the collaborative network becomes essential to develop the new technology-based industries. Therefore, building effective partnership mechanism with institutional support is more likely to lead the indigenous manufacturing firms to the success of the radical innovation.

Keywords: radical innovation; emerging economies; developing countries; China; 3G system; innovation process; internationalisation; resource exchange; collaborative networks; new technology based industries; manufacturing firms; globalisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2006.010910

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2006 Vol.6 No.2, pp.183 - 199

Published online: 16 Sep 2006 *

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