Who drives innovation in China? A triple helix analysis of two innovative industry clusters
Speaker: Professor Dr. Markus Taube
This presentation addresses the boundary spanning role of government in facilitating academic-industry interactions by investigating two innovative industrial clusters in China. It introduces two innovative industry clusters in China and shows that (a) local governments are motivated to facilitate innovation networking processes, but rather not to exert full control over these; (b) New Research and Development Institutes (NRDIs) play a crucial role in the evolution and operation of innovative industry clusters in China. They derive their importance from incorporating strong market elements in the operations of government affiliated institutions; (c) facilitating localization and cluster development has been a crucial element for stimulating innovation-driven transformation. The popular perception that China’s central government plays an all-controlling role in the country’s triple helix constellation is challenged.
Prof. Markus Taube’s lecture will be followed by a Q&A session with the on site and online public.
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