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China's catching-up in artificial intelligence seen as a co-evolution of corporate and national innovation systems

Lundvall, B-A. & Rikap, C. ORCID: 0000-0003-4153-4490 (2022). China's catching-up in artificial intelligence seen as a co-evolution of corporate and national innovation systems. Research Policy, 51(1), 104395. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2021.104395

Abstract

Inspired by Christopher Freeman's work on how radical technical change opens up for shifts in world leadership and on the role of innovation systems in this process, this paper explores China's emergence as a lead country in artificial intelligence as reflecting a co-evolution of Corporate and National Innovation Systems. Taking Freeman's (1987) work on Japan as our lead, we focus on the domestic interaction within and on the openness of China's national innovation system. To follow up on his prediction of the increasing importance of big companies as network leaders, we introduce the concept “corporate innovation system” with special attention to two Chinese tech giants: Alibaba and Tencent.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2021. This article has been published in Research Policy by Elsevier, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2021.104395. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Publisher Keywords: Catching-up, Corporate innovation system, National innovation system, Christopher Freeman, China, Big tech
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > International Politics
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