Exploring critical factors in China's manufacturing technology innovation

Jingqin Su (Academic Department of Management and Economics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, People's Republic of China)
Jing Liu (Academic Department of Management and Economics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, People's Republic of China)

Journal of Knowledge-based Innovation in China

ISSN: 1756-1418

Publication date: 29 June 2012

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore what critical factors influenced the technological innovation of China's manufacturing enterprises.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors took CNR Dalian Locomotive & Rolling Stock Company Ltd as a case and used data coding method with ROST CM6.0, including three steps, open coding, axial coding and selective coding.

Findings

The results of the case study suggest that adhering to developing products by themselves is the key factor, huge market demand is the induced factor, technology platform is the supporting factor and technology integration is the strategic factor.

Originality/value

The paper presents four critical factors which influenced technological innovation of China's manufacturing enterprises. In addition, the paper provides Chinese manufacturers with a preliminary framework and some experiences to enable them to practice technological innovation.

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Citation

Su, J. and Liu, J. (2012), "Exploring critical factors in China's manufacturing technology innovation", Journal of Knowledge-based Innovation in China, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 104-117. https://doi.org/10.1108/17561411211235712

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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