The purpose of this paper is to explore what critical factors influenced the technological innovation of China's manufacturing enterprises.
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.
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.
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.
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/10.1108/17561411211235712Download as .RIS
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