Martin Andersson: Claudio Petti, Lauretta Rubini, and Silvia Prodetti present an interesting contribution that puts the influence of innovation-support policies in China at center stage. Analyzing the influence of innovation-support policy is clearly warranted, not least in China—where innovation, science, and technology are high on the policy agenda. The authors note that the country recently developed a new long-term plan (SciTech Guideline), which focuses on stimulating technology-led innovation and growth. It appears to be an ambitious plan comprising significant financial resources, as well as a variety of policy measures. At the same time, our current understanding of if (or when) innovation-support policy is effective is in fact rather limited. Many governments have different types of policies in place; some are general and span all types of firms and industries, whereas others are targeted toward certain types of industries and/or firms. There is thus a clear need for more systematic analyses...
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January 01 2017
Comments by Martin Andersson, on Government Support and R&D Investment Effectiveness in Chinese SMEs: A Complex Relationship
Online Issn: 1536-0083
Print Issn: 1535-3516
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Asian Economic Papers (2017) 16 (1): 227–229.
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Comments by Martin Andersson, on Government Support and R&D Investment Effectiveness in Chinese SMEs: A Complex Relationship. Asian Economic Papers 2017; 16 (1): 227–229. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/ASEP_a_00505
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