Foreign and Indigenous Innovation in China: Some Evidence from Shanghai [chapter]

2015 Global and Regional Dynamics in Knowledge Flows and Innovation  
Innovation, which in essence is the generation of knowledge and its subsequent application in the marketplace in the form of novel products and processes, has become the key concept in inquiries concerning the contemporary economy. Geography plays a decisive role in the underlying processes that enable and support knowledge formation and diffusion activities, and specific geographical characteristics are considered especially important in this context. However, more recently, attention has
more » ... attention has focussed on external knowledge inputs through innovation networks, and increasingly the evolutionary character of the processes that lead to knowledge creation and subsequent application in the marketplace has been recognized. This book examines the intersection of the dynamic processes of knowledge production and creative destruction. The first three chapters all discuss the role of global innovation networks in the context of territorial and/or sectoral dynamics, while the following two chapters investigate the evolution of regional or metropolitan knowledge economies. The final three chapters adopt a knowledge base approach in order to provide insight into the organization of innovation networks and spatiality of knowledge flows.
doi:10.4324/9781315773667-9 fatcat:mqkrfld32fak3pcadswrkiup6q