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2012 Awards for Excellence
Article Type: 2012 Awards for Excellence From: Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, Volume 4, Issue 1
The following article was selected for this year’s Outstanding Paper Award for Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China
"Open innovation in China: policies and practices"
Xiaolan FuOxford University, Oxford, UK
Hongru XiongTsinghua University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the evolution of policies and practices of open innovation (OI) in China under globalization.
Design/methodology/approach – This is a review paper. It combines historical archives and case study approaches, covering policies and practices at both the macro- and micro-levels.
Findings – It is found that Chinese firms have in practice employed a variety of OI models since the reforms of science and technology systems in the mid-1980s. Policies introduced by the Chinese Government with respect to inbound and outbound OI, as well as policies encouraging OI networks, have encouraged Chinese firms to adopt various OI modes and practices. Some critical institutional challenges still need urgent attention and effective efforts to reinforce them.
Originality/value – This paper aims to fill the gap in the literature by providing the first systematic review of the evolution of the policies and practices of OI in China, and exploring the implications for latecomer firms in building indigenous innovation capability. As far as the authors are aware, this is one of the first systematic review studies on OI policies and practices with a focus on emerging economies.
Keywords: China, Evolution, Government policy, Open innovation, Organizational innovation, Policies, Practices, Product innovation
This article originally appeared in Volume 2 Numbers 3, 2011, pp. 196-218 Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China
The following articles were selected for this year’s Highly Commended Award
“Academician to entrepreneur: impact of globalization on science and technology policies in China and India”
This article originally appeared in Volume 2 No. 1, 2011 Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China
“Technology transfer in China: literature review and policy implications”
Leong Chan and Tugrul U. Daim
This article originally appeared in Volume 2 No. 2, 2011 Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China
Dr Jingjing GuoInstitute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China