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Innovation in China by William Johnson

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Abstract

A word often used today regarding China is innovation, as if the concept were new to the eastern country. Most people know, however, that China was a juggernaut in creating new technologies and at one time was the innovation king of the world—but that was at least seven centuries ago! Today, the great oriental power is attempting once again to take the throne of innovation for its own.

But this desire to usurp the throne, which had been diligently taken by the West during the Scientific Revolution, has placed an almost unrealistic emphasis on innovation. In Innovation in China: The Tail of the Dragon, Professor Johnson explores the issues and actors involved in making innovation the emphasis in China. He uses a simple systems model of ...

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