Title

Changing the Shanghai innovation systems : the role of multinational corporations' R&D centres

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Science, Technology and Society

Publication Date

2006

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

67

Last Page

107

Abstract

This article intends to explain the interaction between the local innovation systems and the knowledge intensive type of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China since the mid-1990s.1 Since this period, more than thirty large multinational corporations (MNCs) have located their wholly-owned R&D centers in Shanghai because of its rich knowledge assets, competitive market, agglomeration of IT industrial cluster, and effective and flexible local governance. More importantly, the localisation of these R&D centers does not result in an isolated high-tech colony, but technology spillover in the form of new spin-offs, the mobility of trained engineers between MNCs and local firms, and the creation of a new technology research field through MNCs-University joint research labs. This in turn enriches and restructures Shanghai's existing innovation systems.

DOI

10.1177/097172180501100104

Print ISSN

09717218

E-ISSN

09730796

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Recommended Citation

Chen, Y.-C. (2006). Changing the Shanghai innovation systems : the role of multinational corporations' R&D centres. Science, Technology and Society, 11(1), 67-107. doi: 10.1177/097172180501100104

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