Breaking the Wall of Efficient Innovation: What Can Be Learned from China’s Planned Capitalism (Enhanced DVD)
Organizational analysis of Chinese industrial firms offer insight to the former command economy's current status as a global export powerhouse. Economists and market analysts suggest that China’s emergence as an international leader in trade is the result of harnessing innovation to industrial economies of scale. If China’s macro-economic position is one of increased export growth, the ingenuity and strategies behind the industrial giant should also be looked at from the perspective of thought leadership.
Research and design intelligence coupled with product segment diversification have made China’s manufacturing companies leaders in technical excellence. Group technical centers established in partnership with China’s major universities and technical institutes have formed as part of the industrial interest of multinational companies in the country.
R&D incubators advance market competitiveness of products through thought leadership; comprised of both academic and professional specialists. Patent research is a function of the technical centers, which work to protect companies from intellectual property infringement. Center laboratories and social responsibility programs offer technical certification to personnel and students.
Hosted by Sociologist, Doug Guthrie, the documentary looks at general assumptions about the PRC and its business investment and trade policies, offering insights into institutional implementation of thought leadership as a principle organizational strategy by the country’s industrial corporations. Recommended as a guide to China’s business community, the film challenges the shift from a domestic focus of state planning and economic distribution, to that of a market driven, export economy.
Breaking the Wall of Efficient Innovation: What Can Be Learned from China’s Planned Capitalism