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R&D Management Conference: 3 - 6 July 2016

From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation

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State versus Private Innovation - broaden horizons, deepen understandings

State versus Private Innovation - broaden horizons, deepen understandings

fan li Peijie Wang
Peijie Wang
University of Plymouth                    
Fan Li

Beijing International Studies University

The session reviews the innovation landscape in China’s information and communications equipment sector. Huawei, a private unlisted company, topped the list of 100 top Chinese companies in the sector for nine consecutive years. It was followed by Haier, founded as a local collective enterprise and now a listed corporation owned by the company legal person and institutional and private investors. China Electronics Corporation, a central state enterprise and covered 2/3 of the dissolved Ministry of Electronic Industry, with any of its 23 subsidiaries being larger than and superior to Huawei or Haier two decades ago, ranked the third. The session seeks to understand why and how this happened.

The session aims to facilitate a better understanding of how and why innovation matters in high-tech competition, with evidence from these companies and elsewhere. Scholars and practitioners from academia and industry are invited to the session.