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China's path to innovation

  • ODI 203 Blackfriars Road London, SE1 8NL United Kingdom (map)

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?  

This event sees Professor Xiaolan Fu explore her new book ‘China’s Path to Innovation’ published by Cambridge University Press.

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

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

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)

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