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Explaining technological innovation in Chinese enterprises: Insights from technological entrepreneurship

Abstract

The transformation of China into an innovation-oriented nation is now topping the agenda of Chinese government. Technological innovation is seen at the heart of this transformation, and enterprises have been called the key driving force of the innovation process. However, what are the key ingredients for such a transformation to occur? And are Chinese enterprises ready to fulfil this new responsibility? Drawing on the concept of technological entrepreneurship, this paper intends to explain technological innovation in Chinese enterprises, and attempts to develop an integrative view for research in this field, especially as related to the questions asked above.

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Petti, C., Zhang, S. Explaining technological innovation in Chinese enterprises: Insights from technological entrepreneurship. Front. Bus. Res. China 5, 452 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11782-011-0140-5

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Keywords

  • technological entrepreneurship
  • technological innovation
  • integrative view