China Innovation

Innovation, China’s Next Advantage

  • Why China has advantages for innovation both on the supply and the demand sides.
  • How China is investing in R&D and innovation
  • What is different about Chinese companies’ approach to innovation
  • Which Chinese companies are the most innovative in China
  • How foreign companies are not simply transferring technology from advanced countries to China, but are creating technology locally—for China and the world.
  • The challenges that foreign companies face in conducting innovation in China and some of their surprising solutions.

This talk is based on a three-year programme of research conducted by the CEIBS Centre on China innovation.

Professor of Strategy and Co-Director, Centre on China Innovation

China Europe International Business School

Based in both Shanghai and London since 2011. Previously VP and Director of Research & Innovation, Capgemini Consulting; Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University; faculty at Harvard, UCLA, Cambridge and London business schools. Books include Strategic Transformation, Managing Global Customers, Asian Advantage and Total Global Strategy. BA and MA in economics, Cambridge University; MBA and DBA, Harvard Business School. Citizen of UK and USA.