The Role of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services in Innovation System: The Case of China

  • Jiang WeiEmail author
  • Dan Zhou
Part of the Translational Systems Sciences book series (TSS, volume 6)


This chapter examines the relationship between KIBS and manufacturing industries. It uses an input-output framework and a curve estimation to explore the relationship between KIBS input and manufacturing innovation in China. The results indicate that the KIBS input is positively related to innovation in manufacturing industries. Drawing on the innovation system theory and the knowledge-based view, the chapter argues that KIBS act not only as coproducers but also as disseminators of knowledge-based resources. The results extend the KIBS literature to the analysis of innovation systems and suggest that the influence of KIBS on manufacturing industries may determine the role of KIBS in the innovation system of China.


KIBS Innovation systems China Input-output Knowledge coproduction Knowledge dissemination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Hangzhou Dianzi UniversityHangzhouChina

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