China’s path to innovation

17 July 2015 10:00 - 11:30 GMT+01 (BST)
Public event
Streamed live online
Chair

Dirk Willem te VeldeDEGRP Research Leader, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the International Economic Development Group, ODI

Speakers

Keynote:  Xiaolan Fu, DEGRP grant holder, Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), Professor of Technology and International Development and Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford


Discussants

Raphie Kaplinsky, Professor of Development Policy and Practice, The Open University and Honorary Professorial Fellow, SPRU, University of Sussex.  

Deborah Brautigam, Professor of International Political Economy and Director of the International Development Program (IDEV), and the China Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Description

The past three decades have witnessed rapid economic growth and a fascinating transformation of China’s economy and industry. Increasing industrial competitiveness as revealed through surging exports and upgraded export composition has also astonished the rest of world. What was China’s path to innovation in the past, and where is it heading in the future? How has China managed to develop and upgrade its technological capabilities at such a remarkable speed? Is there a China model of innovation and what are the lessons that other developing countries can learn from China’s experience? Join Prof Xiaolan Fu to explore her new book ‘China’s Path to Innovation’ published by Cambridge University Press.

China’s extraordinary growth was made possible only by continuous technological innovations. This book carefully deciphers how China was able to achieve such a remarkable success in the past, examines how China may sustain dynamic growth in the future and suggests what other countries can learn from China’s success. The book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand Chinese economic development.’

Justin Yifu Lin, Professor, Peking University and Former Chief Economist, The World Bank

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