© 2015

Towards a Dynamic Regional Innovation System

Investigation into the Electronics Industry in the Pearl River Delta, China


About this book


Embedding the theoretical discussion on the framework of evolutionary regional innovation systems (RIS), this book reveals the informal nature of the emerging RIS in China, within which interactive learning is organized on the basis of social networks. Furthermore, in a comparative study in the Pearl River Delta, China demonstrates that dirigiste governance in the initial industrialization phase leads to a more mature and developed RIS than does grassroots governance. The theoretical developments and empirical investigation presented in this book will grant readers a deeper understanding of the specific features of RIS within the transitional context of emerging economies.


Clusters and Agglomeration Economies Comparative Study Electronics Industry Emerging Economies Firm Innovation Governance Institutional Setup Pearl River Delta Regional Innovation System Transition China

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Geographical ScienceSouth China Normal UniversityGuangzhouChina

About the authors

Wenying Fu, School of Geographical Science, South China Normal University, Zhongshan West Avenue No. 55, 510631, Guangzhou, China. Dr. Wenying Fu's research expertise lies in the studies of clusters and agglomeration economies with a specific focus on firm response to institutional setup and governance.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking