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China's Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation

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A book for everyone who does business with China or in China.

The history-making development of the Chinese economy has entered a new phase. China is moving aggressively from a strategy of imitation to one of innovation. Driven both by domestic needs and by global ambition, China is establishing itself at the forefront of technological innovation. Western businesses need to
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 8th 2016 by MIT Press
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TS Allen
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This book argues, almost convincingly, that China is going to succeed in building a more innovative economy that can compete in and dominate global markets, as directed in the Communist Party of China’s two most recent five-year plans. For now, the Chinese are shifting from buying material to buying the tools they will need to compete with Multi-National Corporations (MNCs) in global markets. Or as the authors put it: “Chinese companies are buying the market access, the brands, the technology, a ...more
Marks54
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a book about how to craft a firm strategy in China with a focus on innovation. The authors are two experienced business school academics with experience teaching and conducting research in China. The style of the book is that of high end trade book, such as what would be expected from the Harvard Business School Press (although the press in this case is MIT). The punchline or "takeaway" of the book is fairly clear - Chinese firms are improving their capabilities rapidly especially in the ...more
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Te ayuda a entender cómo evolucionó China y cómo llega tiene muchas empresas y centros de R&D en su territorio ...more
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Outstanding book. Highly recommended.
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Good message, but goes over and over around the same points. The whole book can fit in a single chapter or article.
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