Title: The technological innovation performance of Chinese firms: the role of industrial and academic R&D, FDI and the markets in firm patenting
Authors: Jingjing Zhang, Juan D. Rogers
Addresses: School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0345, USA. ' School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0345, USA
Abstract: This paper examines the recent development of industrial technology in China using a rich and novel Chinese patent dataset, which allows us to get a comprehensive view of the invention activities in China. Combing patent statistics with R&D and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) indicators, we found that the R&D activities at local universities and research institutes were the most important external factors behind the increase in domestic firms| patenting activities. FDI, on the other hand, appeared to have a negative effect on domestic firm patenting, at least until foreign market demand for domestic production is established.
Keywords: technological innovation; Chinese patents; knowledge spillovers; FDI; foreign direct investment; R&D; research and development; China; industrial technology technology management; universities; research institutes; domestic firm patenting.
International Journal of Technology Management, 2009 Vol.48 No.4, pp.518 - 543
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