China Versus Silicon Valley: Comparison and Implications

  • Annika Steiber
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

Abstract

This final chapter of Management in the Digital Age: Will China Surpass Silicon Valley? summarizes the findings in the book by addressing three questions posed at the start: Is China to the point where it can be viewed as an “innovation country”? Are management models used by the Chinese case companies similar to the previously identified Silicon Valley Model? And what are the implications for managers and policy makers worldwide? The chapter concludes that China already has strong innovation capabilities and is rapidly developing them further, and that management models used by the Chinese and Silicon Valley case companies are quite similar in many but not all respects. Managers and policy makers are urged to recognize the full extent of China’s rapid development, and to be aware that management models better suited to today’s times are now emerging globally. Firms (or nations) which are not yet appropriately transformed for the Digital Age are advised to take action now. The chapter also calls for continuing research into the areas covered in this book.

Keywords

Digital age Internet age Management New management model China management Silicon valley management China vs silicon valley Innovation management Change management 

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  • Annika Steiber
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  1. 1.A.S. Management Insights ABSaltsjö-booSweden

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