Denis Simon, Cong Cao

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This chapter represents an effort to offer a broad survey of foreign corporate R&D in China amid globalization. It starts with a review of the literature on R&D globalization and especially that on R&D globalization in China, covering both the relevant English and Chinese literature. This is followed by an assessment of China’s evolving policies toward foreign R&D in China. It then takes stock of and analysis foreign R&D in China, discusses the strategic intent of those MNCs conducting R&D in China, and evaluates the extent to which MNCs have contributed to China through their R&D activities. Next, several examples are presented to highlight how some of the leading MNCs have evolved their R&D activities in China. It also includes some discussion of the overseas R&D efforts of Chinese firms. Finally, the chapter ends with a review of recent changes in the flows of R&D investment in China as well as a discussion of the key challenges that MNCs have encountered establishing and operating their global R&D centers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Chinese Business and Management
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780429829192
ISBN (Print)9781138328037
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences


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