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Publication date: 1 September 2006

Xuefeng Wang and Richard Lihua

This paper seeks to address issues of sustainability in the rapid urbanization in China with examination of knowledge management factors in the creation of new Chinese cities.

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Purpose

This paper seeks to address issues of sustainability in the rapid urbanization in China with examination of knowledge management factors in the creation of new Chinese cities.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study was undertaken at Zhengdong New District along with semi‐structured interview mixed with evaluation and content analyses of successful knowledge management factors as the analytical approach.

Findings

This study explores the ongoing revolution of building new cities and towns in China, and highlights the importance of knowledge‐based development in achieving sustainable development. Following the establishment of the theory and model of the knowledge city, it explores the features of knowledge city in practice. Focusing on the case study of Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, it examines the factors of knowledge management in the creation of the new city. However, it is believed that the strategic development plan was made following the principles of sustainability. Furthermore, it has been accepted that the strategic plan reflexes the framework and sustains various features of the knowledge city, which could be seen as the embryo of knowledge city in China. In the meantime, it has to be recognised that the outcome of the evaluation of Zhengdong New District, which has been discussed in this paper, is merely the audit of what is currently happening in the first phase of the project and reflexes the current issues, and might give impact to the implementation of municipal government strategy in the future.

Originality/value

This paper concludes that, while the local authority is endeavouring to build a physically modern city, it might have overlooked the importance of using knowledge management principles as a tool to promote social, cultural, and environmental sustainability. Yet the analysis in this paper demonstrates that it is not impossible to use knowledge management framework as a tool to assist policy makers governing the creation of a new city in a sustainable way. The discussion in this paper is expected to be thought‐provoking in a holistic understanding of the theoretical perspective of knowledge city and further research into this field in the Chinese context.

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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Publication date: 6 June 2008

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Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, vol. 1 no. 2
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ISSN: 1754-4408

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Publication date: 20 February 2007

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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Publication date: 1 March 2011

Richard Li‐Hua, John Wilson, Ghassan Aouad and Xiang Li

As globalization increasingly affects the university sector around the world, there is a great advantage being placed on those universities that can respond timely and…

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Purpose

As globalization increasingly affects the university sector around the world, there is a great advantage being placed on those universities that can respond timely and flexibly with appropriate innovation and internationalization strategies. The purpose of this paper is to review the literature of strategic aspects of innovation and internationalization in higher education. Based upon the premises of the Salford Prime Minister's Initiative 2 (PMI2) project, this paper aims to develop a theoretical framework which demonstrates how various objectives of innovation and internationalization can be translated and achieved in a learning organization context.

Design/methodology/approach

Theoretical analysis supported by empirical experiences. The paper explores the ideas and links between globalization and innovation/internationalization in higher education. The main concern of the paper is the implementation strategy of innovation and internationalization rather than the concepts and process of innovation and internationalization in higher education.

Findings

With examination of the impact of globalization upon higher education and strategic aspects of innovation and internationalization, this paper focuses on the implementation of innovation and internationalization and how to translate the overall institutional strategy into managed objectives. Organizational learning not only asserts and promotes organizational outcome and improved performance but also plays a significant role in achieving innovation and internationalization, e.g. staff engagement, staff motivation, empowerment, leadership and configuration. Furthermore, the paper identifies a number of strategic elements which are crucial to the successful implementation strategy of innovation and internationalization. The paper is based on the Salford PMI2 project and how various objectives were implemented which demonstrates the significance of collaboration in higher education between China and the UK.

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Based on a comprehensive examination of the theoretical elements on innovation and internationalization and critical analysis of the Salford PMI2 project, adapting a typology of learning organizational framework, this study emphasizes the significance of incorporating both cultural and organizational learning factors. The paper develops a theoretical framework which enables policy makers and decision makers to make appropriate arrangements in designing international development strategy. Furthermore, the paper addresses the appropriateness and effectiveness of knowledge transfer, individual and organizational learning during the implementation of the internationalization strategy.

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Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-1396

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Publication date: 5 June 2007

Zhong Yang, Richard Li‐Hua, Xiao Zhang and Yonggui Wang

This paper reviews literature of corporate entrepreneurship (CE) and explores the relationship between CE and market performance in China by taking a disaggregated…

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Purpose

This paper reviews literature of corporate entrepreneurship (CE) and explores the relationship between CE and market performance in China by taking a disaggregated approach after developing a reliable and valid scale of CE.

Design/methodology/approach

The empirical paper is based on questionnaire survey and statistical analysis.

Findings

This paper identifies the key dimensions of CE and finds that each dimension exerts differentiated impacts on market performance of firms in China.

Originality/value

Nowadays, more and more studies have been conducted on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial orientation, intrapreneurship or CE. However, no agreement has been reached about the key dimensions of CE and much less is know about the generalizability of related research findings in emerging economies. This paper is intended to bridge these gaps.

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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Publication date: 26 September 2008

Mingsheng Guo and Richard Li‐Hua

Based upon the review of theoretical frameworks and the author's practical experiences in intellectual property (IP) management, the purpose of this paper is to propose a…

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Based upon the review of theoretical frameworks and the author's practical experiences in intellectual property (IP) management, the purpose of this paper is to propose a theoretical framework which intends to accord the current development of IP management and strategy in China. It is constituted of two engines, namely innovation engine and intellectual property engine which are related closely to management of technology – a strategic instrument in creating wealth and prosperity. The latter is also stated “5‐IPs” management pattern, i.e. intellectual property advantages, intellectual property economy, intellectual property strategy, intellectual property talents, and intellectual property culture as essential factors.

Design/methodology/approach

Briefly, elaborating basic concepts and main characteristics of “5‐IPs”, this work discusses the theoretical framework and the application of these pattern in Henan Province of PRC.

Findings

This work presents a whole picture of how the policy makers in Henan Province developed and implemented its IP management strategy. Theoretically, this work presents a strategic framework, which intends to create an innovation model and enables the decision‐makers and IP practitioners to make more appropriate arrangement when addressing IP related issues.

Originality/value

This study presents the crucial tenets of the strategic framework, which underpins the identification of the appropriateness and effectiveness of China's intellectual property right (IPR) strategy. The distinctiveness of the study lies in: advancing the current literature on the establishment of IPR system in China; presenting a case study of Henan Province in terms of how the province has developed its IP management strategy; and assessing the leading changes, impact and the policy implication after the implementation of the project.

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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Publication date: 1 May 2006

Richard Li‐Hua

This paper seeks to address the appropriateness and effectiveness of technology transfer based on the extant literature reviews and the structured survey data in Jiangsu…

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This paper seeks to address the appropriateness and effectiveness of technology transfer based on the extant literature reviews and the structured survey data in Jiangsu, Henan and Xinjiang, China.

Design/methodology/approach

Structured survey followed by a correlation analysis with the CORREL function in Excel.

Findings

This paper describes a structured survey undertaken in Jiangsu Province, Henan Province and Xinjiang Autonomous Region, PRC, which examines a particular aspect of technology transfer within Sino‐foreign joint ventures. The findings suggested important implications for the relationship between technology transfer and economic development. Moreover, the identification of the peculiarities of both technology transfer and knowledge transfer has led to the thorough examination of appropriateness and effectiveness of technology transfer. This study is thought‐provoking in establishing the blockage of tacit knowledge transfer and suggests means by which tacit knowledge transfer could be improved. In addition, it also leads the way for the introduction of systematic processes that could be specifically incorporated into World Bank projects that involve international technology transfer as a major feature.

Originality/value

This paper addresses the appropriateness and effectiveness of technology transfer. The study identifies that, without knowledge transfer, technology transfer does not take place, as knowledge is the key to control technology as a whole. Hence, knowledge transfer is crucial in the process of technology transfer. Furthermore, the study identifies that technology transfer is not obtainable if there is too big a gap in terms of economic development between transferor and transferee. This has important implications for the economists in addressing economic problems both at macro and micro levels and the government policy‐makers in addressing the existing deficiencies in the process of technology transfer and assisting in development of more appropriate arrangements for the transfer of management knowledge.

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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Publication date: 2 October 2007

Xiaoming Cong, Richard Li‐Hua and George Stonehouse

This paper aims to examine knowledge management (KM) processes and its implementation in the public sector in China and seeks to identify success factors that influence KM…

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This paper aims to examine knowledge management (KM) processes and its implementation in the public sector in China and seeks to identify success factors that influence KM and attempts to address various key issues in the process in a hope to raise awareness of KM as a potential solution to improve the performance in the public sector.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study and research experience are presented.

Findings

The study suggests that KM in the public sector still in its infancy and has a long way to go in the KM journey. However, the study has identified a certain number of factors that are essential to the success of the KM initiative and program in the public sector, of which, the appropriateness and effectiveness of knowledge sharing is more important in the public sector than in the private sector. The study examines current situation in terms of KM activities in the public sector in China and fuelled the debate concerning KM in the public sector.

Practical implications

The outcome of the research could have significant implications for KM programs in public sector organizations in China.

Originality/value

This study is a comprehensive examination and analysis of the process of KM and its implementation in the public sector in China, incorporating both the cultural and organizational factors that play a role in the whole process. The paper describes and develops a framework of KM processes and implementation in the public sector as well as recommendations to practitioners about planning and implementing KM programs and initiatives.

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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Publication date: 5 June 2007

Richard Li‐Hua

This editorial aims to review various theoretical frameworks in measuring firm competences, including marketing competences, strategic flexibility, innovation capacity…

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This editorial aims to review various theoretical frameworks in measuring firm competences, including marketing competences, strategic flexibility, innovation capacity building of organizations and attempts to propose a conceptual framework to benchmark and rank the Chinese firms in terms of competitiveness.

Design/methodology/approach

An overview and conceptual paper based on observations and research experience. Drawing on the prevalent theoretical models of building up competitiveness and reports from well established research centres, government and international associations worldwide, this paper presents a strategic framework for evaluating and measuring firm competitiveness in China.

Findings

The paper stresses the importance of keeping‐up with the fast pace of technological change and the emerging new global paradigms of the business environment. It addresses the development trajectory and the way through which firms can contribute to capacity building and the creation of competitive advantage in facing the pressing challenges of globalization. It aims to establish the potential indicators of competitiveness by analysing the theoretic elements and the microeconomic business environment.

Originality/value

This paper presents the crucial tenets of the strategic framework of developing firm competitiveness, which include: creation of core competence, establishment of competitiveness index and competitiveness rankings. These are closely linked with the development of corporate strategy, marketing strategy and technology and innovation strategy within firms. These core features will have strong implication to Chinese and foreign enterprises and provide an invaluable instrument for firms to enhance their performance through benchmarking and evaluating their current competitive position and determine new strategies to create competitiveness.

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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