Title

The limits of brain-circulation : Chinese returnees and technological development in Beijing

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Pacific Affairs

Publication Date

2008

Volume

81

Issue

2

First Page

195

Last Page

215

Abstract

This paper questions how far Saxenian's brain-circulation thesis applies to the role of the transnational technical community in ZGC in terms of technology transfer and industrial upgrading. The brain-circulation argument is based primarily on Silicon Valley-Hsinchu (Taiwan) experience. How well does it explain the ZGC experience? Understanding the limitations of the circulation thesis will help us to understand the real and limited effects of Chinese returnees in the technological development of Beijing's ZGC and perhaps of China in general.

Print ISSN

0030851X

E-ISSN

17153379

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Chen, Y.-C. (2008). The limits of brain-circulation :Chinese returnees and technological development in Beijing. Pacific Affairs, 81(2), 195-215. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/40377529