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Title: Foreign competition, domestic knowledge base and innovation activities: evidence from Chinese high-tech industries
Authors: Liu, Xiaohui
Hodgkinson, Ian R.
Chuang, Fu-Mei
Keywords: Buy and make innovation activities
Chinese high-technology industries
Domestic skill intensity
Foreign competition
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Elsevier B.V.
Citation: LIU, X., HODGKINSON, I.R. and CHUANG, F-M., 2014. Foreign competition, domestic knowledge base and innovation activities: evidence from Chinese high-tech industries. Research Policy, 43 (2), pp. 414 - 422.
Abstract: Using panel data analysis for a sample of Chinese high-technology industries from 1998 to 2008, this study examines how industry characteristics affect industry innovation activities. Differing from existing studies, our research considers the impact of foreign competition on innovation activities at industry level in a large emerging economy. The results indicate that the intensity of competition from foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) and domestic skill intensity affect industry buy and make activities. Foreign competition is positively associated with the intensity of buy activity, but negatively affects the intensity of make activity. Further, the findings show that domestic skill intensity weakens the impact of foreign competitive pressure on innovation activities. Our empirical evidence has important policy implications.
Description: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Research Policy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Research Policy 43 (2), March 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.11.005
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.11.005
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16704
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2013.11.005
ISSN: 0048-7333
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