The rise of innovation in China
|Starts:||13:00 21 Nov 2016|
|Ends:||14:00 21 Nov 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute of Innovation Research|
|Venue opening hours:||1-2pm (coffee from 12.30pm)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
While China has long had a reputation for imitation, Chinese companies are now starting to innovate. This talk is based on a four-year programme of research conducted by the CEIBS Centre on China Innovation and
is the subject of a book China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation, The MIT Press, 2016.
The research from 2011 to 2015 included interviews with hundreds of R&D and innovation-related executives at dozens of Chinese and foreign companies. This talk will cover:
• The three phases in the evolution of the innovation capabilities of Chinese firms
• Characteristics of China’s environment that foster innovation, both on the supply
• and the demand side
• The specific nature of Chinese companies’ approach to innovation and the factors driving their foreign expansion
• The stages in MNCs’ R&D strategies in China and the evolving significance of China
as a base for innovation.
• The imperative for MNCs to participate in the Chinese national innovation system, not only for China but also for the world.
• How foreign companies can overcome the challenges of conducting innovation in China
• Leadership and strategy lessons foreign companies can learn from China
Role: Professor of Marketing and Strategy
Organisation: Imperial College Business School
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