Factors influencing innovation and industrial performance in Chinese manufacturing industry

Emodi, Nnaemeka Vincent, Murthy, Girish Panchakshara, Emodi, Chinenye Comfort, and Emodi, Adaeze Saratu Augusta (2017) Factors influencing innovation and industrial performance in Chinese manufacturing industry. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 14 (6). 1750040.

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This study investigates the factors influencing the Chinese manufacturing industry's innovation and industrial performance utilizing a panel data approach on a sample of Chinese manufacturing enterprises over the period of 2008-2013. The industries were grouped according to related sectors into five groups, a general group was also created which included the whole data sample. The study found that research and development (R & D) expenditure positively influenced the growth of product innovation and industrial performance, but not necessarily knowledge innovation and export performance. Also, expenditure on new product development had a positive impact on both innovation and industrial performance. The growth of patent application was discovered to be influenced by an R & D project and foreign patent license. Finally, the number of enterprises and firm size (i.e. number of employees) contributed positively to the industrial output performance. The findings suggest that industrial R & D and new product development influences the success of product innovation and sales performance. The study recommends that the government should set up policies that will stimulate industrial R & D, while supporting technology transfers from foreign partners. Most importantly, government policies on the development of the industry should be addressed on a sectorial level and not a "one-size-fit-all" type of policy.

Item ID: 54005
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1793-6950
Keywords: China manufacturing industry; industrial performance; innovation; patent; R&D; patent
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 02:49
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350705 Innovation management @ 50%
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380109 Industry economics and industrial organisation @ 50%
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