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China's Rise in the World Information & Communication Technology Industry:
Industrial Strategies and the Catch-up Development Model.

By Lutao Ning, London and New York: Routledge, 2009
ISBN10:0415482240, ISBN13:9780415482240

Book Description: This engaging book examines how China has attained a leading position in the world’s ICT industry and highlights the distinctive features and limitations of China’s ICT development model with specific reference to the experiences of East Asian “tigers”.

Synopsis: One of the most striking phenomena of China’s remarkable economic growth is that its huge volume of exports are becoming high-tech. China is now the world's largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exporter, having overtaken Japan and the European Union in 2003 and the United States in 2004. China's ICT industry is also the largest manufacturing sector within the Chinese economy. This book examines how China has attained this leading position and presents one of the first accounts of China’s ICT development model with specific reference to the experiences of East Asian 'tigers'. It shows how the development of the industry was military-driven before 1978, and how subsequently Chinese policymakers, struggling with domestic market reform and challenged by trade liberalisation and globalisation, managed to push through ICT development strategies. Overall, it discusses the debates between policymakers as to the most appropriate economic development strategy for 'catching-up' and demonstrates how China moved away from the across-the-board protectionist and interventionist industrial policies pursued by many developing countries, but has not wholeheartedly followed the neo-liberal free trade and market polices favoured by the World Bank, WTO and IMF. By doing so, it sheds light on the limitations of China’s strategies moving forward, and identifies policy lessons for other developing countries.

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Journal Articles

International Investors' Reactions to Cross-border Acquisitions by Emerging Market Multinationals, International Business Review, (2014), forthcoming (with Kuo, J.,Strange, R. and Wang, B.)

The Real and Accrual-based Earnings Management Behaviors: Evidence from the Split Share Structure Reform in China, International Journal of Accounting, (2014), forthcoming (with Kuo, J. and Song, X.)

The effect of R&D novelty and openness decision on firms’ catch-up performance: Empirical evidence from China, Technovation, vol. 34(1) (2013), 21-30 (with Wang, F., Chen, J., Wang, Y. and Vanhaverbeke, W.) [view publication]

Product diversification through licensing: Empirical evidence from Chinese firms, European Management Journal, (in press) (with Wang Y. and Chen J.) [view publication]

Visualizing knowledge space: a case study of Chinese licensed technology, 2000–2012, Scientometrics October 2013 (with Wang Y., Pan X., Wang X., Chen, J and Qin, Y.) [view publication]

Does external technology acquisition determine export performance? Evidence from Chinese manufacturing firms, International Business Review, vol. 22(6) (2013), 1079-1091 (with Wang Y., Cao W. and Zhou Z.) [view publication]

Internationalization of China’s Private Sector MNEs: An Analysis of the Motivations for Foreign Affiliate Formation, Thunderbird International Business Review, vol. 54(2) (2012), 169-182 (with Sutherland, D.) [view publication]

An Investigation of ‘Onward-Journey’ OFDI Strategies in China’s Private Sector Businesses, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, vol. 9(1) (2011), 43-65 (with Sutherland, D.) [view publication]

Productivity performance in Chinese business groups: the positive and negative impacts of business group affiliation, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, vol 9(2) (2011), 163-180 (with Sutherland, D., and Beatson, S) [view publication]

China’s Leadership in the World ICT Industry: A Successful Story of its ‘Attracting-in’ and ‘Walking-out’ Strategy?”, Pacific Affairs, vol. 82(1) (2009), 67-91 [view publication]

State-led Catching up Strategies and Inherited Conflicts in Developing the ICT Industry: Behind the US - East Asia Semiconductor Disputes, Global Economic Review, vol.37(2) (2008), 265-292 [view publication]

Economic Liberalisation for High-Tech Industry Development? Lessons from China’s Response in Developing the ICT Manufacturing Sector compared with the Strategies of Korea and Taiwan”, Journal of Development Studies, vol. 43(3) (2007), 562–587 [view publication]

How Can the Role of the State in Economic Development Cause Conflicts during Globalisation? The Inevitable US-China Semiconductor Trade Dispute in Comparison with the NIE Experiences, Journal of Globalization for the Common Good , Fall Issue (2006), Purdue University, Calumet.

Rethinking Development Strategies for China’s 11th National Five Year Plan in the Face of Increasing Economic Liberalization - A Comparative Study of Strategies Based on Enterprise Size within the ICT Industry in China”, Comparative Economic and Social Systems, vol. 4 (2005), 52-57

Contributions to Edited Books

The Emergence and Evolution of Chinese Business Groups: Are Pyramidal Groups Forming? in "China's State Capitalism: Growth and Crisis", Naughton, B. & Tsai, K. (eds), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, with Sutherland D.

An Exploration of Pyramidal Business Groups in China. In Rising China in the Changing World Economy. Wang, L. (ed), London: Routledge., 2012, pp. 138-162. with Sutherland, D. & Wang, J. ISBN:9780415610957 [view publication]

On the Internationalization of China's Big Business Groups after Three Decades of Reform, in "Thirty Years of China¡¯s Economic Reform: Institutions, Management Organizations and Foreign Investment", Wang, Y. and Ramburuth, P. (eds), New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010, pp. 169-184, with Sutherland D. ISBN:978-1608769087 [view publication]

China’s Business Groups after Three Decades of Economic Reform Diversified Conglomerates or Focused Industrial Groups?, in "China's Three Decades of Economic Reforms", Xiaohui, L. & Zhang, W. (eds), London: Routledge., 2009, pp. 267-284, with Sutherland D., ISBN:978-0415496001 [view publication]

China's Strategies for the Development of the IT Industry - Applying the Scientific Concept of Development, in "The Scientific Concept of Development and the Chinese New Approach to Industrialisation", Hu, P. and Chen, Q. (eds), Xiamen University Press, 2006, pp. 200-215.

Conference proceedings and invited talks

“Industrial structure and regional technological innovation in China”, August 2013, Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Inclusive and Sustainable Development Conference, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

“CEO turnover and firms’ technological development in China”, Public lecture, Hunan University China, June 2013

“Corporate Governance and Overseas Chinese M&As”, Public Lecture, ESRC “Rising Power Project” & Centre for Business and Public Sector Ethics, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, UK, 12 April, 2013

“Does Better Corporate Governance Create Shareholder Value During the Internationalisation of Emerging Market Firms?” Academy of International Business, UK Chapter Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, UK, March 2012

“The Shareholder Value Creation Effects of Corporate Governance on the Internationalisation of Emerging Market Firms” Academy of International Business, University of Maryland, Washington DC, USA, June 2012

“Are Chinese Multinationals Taking Advantage of the Global Financial Crisis to Internationalize through Strategic Asset Seeking OFDI?” China Goes Global Conference organised by the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA, 6-8 October 2010

“Internationalisation of Chinese MNEs during the Global Financial Crisis?”, Chinese Economic Association Annual Conference, organized in co-operation with the Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford University China Centre and Oxford University, 12-13 July 2010

“Has the current global financial crisis created opportunities for firms from developing countries”, Political Economy of Development seminar series, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square: College Buildings, 16 March 2010

“Internationalisation of Chinese MNEs after Three Decades of Reform”, China and India conference jointly held by the Confucius Institute for Scotland and the University of Edinburgh Business School, 29-30 Oct 2009

“Exploring and Explaining the Extent of Diversification in Chinese Business Groups During Globalisation”, The 19th Chinese Economic Association (UK) Annual Conference China's Three Decades of Economic Reform (1978-2008), Organised by East Asian Institute, the Department of East Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge and Sponsored by the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy, 1 - 2 April 2008, University of Cambridge

“China’s Lead-taking in the World ICT Industry: What Can We Learn?”,  The International Conference of The Confucius Institute for Ireland & The Irish Institute for Chinese Studies, “Rising China in the Age of Globalisation”, University College Dublin, Sponsored by the Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Ireland, 16th - 18th August 2007

‘An Institutionalist Perspective on the Role of the Government in the WTO Era: The Inevitable US-China Semiconductor Trade Dispute in Comparison with the NIE Experiences', the 5th Annual International Conference on Globalisation for the Common Good: East Asia and Pacific Island Communities--- The Quest for Identity, Justice, and Peace, Honolulu, Hawaii’s, U.S.A, July, 2006

‘Economic Development and Conflicts during Globalisation: A Case Study of US Semiconductor Trade Disputes with East Asia (1986-2004)’, the 39th Annual Meeting of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, at Washington State University, held by Association for Asian Studies (U.S.A), June, 2006

The International Symposium on the Scientific Concept of Development and the Chinese New Approach to Industrialisation. Presented paper on ‘Applying Scientific Concept of Development---China’s Big Business Strategies for the Development of the IT Industry’, at Dept of Economics, Xiamen University, China. 16-17 July 2005

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