Exploring the International Connectivity of Chinese Inventors in the Pharmaceutical Industry
29 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 13, 2014
This paper explores the integration of emerging countries into the global system of innovation, as a channel for their technological catch-up. Using data on the innovative activity in the Chinese pharmaceutical industry, we analyze the geographic dispersion of inventor networks linked to China, as a function of the characteristics of the innovative actors that coordinate their inventive work.
Keywords: Emerging Countries, Technological Catch-Up, FDI
JEL Classification: M16
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