Research on the innovation system of China's software industry based on CAS theory

Weihui Dai (Management School, Fudan University, Shanghai, China)
Mingqi Chen (Management School, Fudan University, Shanghai, China)
Nan Ye (Management School, Fudan University, Shanghai, China)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 14 June 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to define and analyze the innovation system of China's software industry in order to build its innovation capability.

Design/methodology/approach

From a complex adaptive systems (CAS) perspective, the authors researched the constitution and operating mechanism of China's software industry innovation system. By using methods and theories of CAS theory, the innovation problems of the software industry in China were analyzed and valuable suggestions put forth for its future development.

Findings

Innovation system is one kind of complex systems and it has the characteristics of CAS.

Research limitations/implications

Quantitative analysis of the software industry innovation system should be emphasized in the next stage of research.

Practical implications

The paper provides a new perspective and useful advice for technology policymakers.

Originality/value

The paper applies CAS theory to the area of social management and provides a new approach to study industrial innovation systems.

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Citation

Dai, W., Chen, M. and Ye, N. (2011), "Research on the innovation system of China's software industry based on CAS theory", Kybernetes, Vol. 40 No. 5/6, pp. 807-813. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684921111142340

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