The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 32, Issue 1–2, pp 1–8 | Cite as

Innovation management: Chinese experience and global implications

  • Mingfang Li


In this article, I provide an introduction to the six papers included in this Journal of Technology Transfer Special Issue entitled Innovation Management: Chinese Experience and Global Implications. Together with a summary of each manuscript, I integrate the findings and insights presented with the extant literature, discuss their contribution and global implications, and consider potential future research directions.


Innovation management China Globalization 

JEL Classification

O31 O32 



I would like to express my gratitude for the financial support of the US NSF to the US China Bilateral Workshop on Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation and the subsequent Mini Workshop designed to improve the articles featured in this special issue collection (the US NSF however is not responsible for the content). Professor George Farris and the authors of these articles have been instrumental for bring this important project to fruition. Finally, Mr. Ronald Sathers provided editorial assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hohai UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Department of ManagementCalifornia State University NorthridgeNorthridgeUSA
  3. 3.Xi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anChina

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