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Cultivating Regional Innovation Ecosystems in the Digital Age: Case Studies of Four Cites in China

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posted on 2023-06-16, 11:44 authored by Chaonan Yi, Lei Ma, Zheng LiuZheng Liu, Kaitong Liang, Xiaojing Huang

 This paper explores the cultivation paths of innovation ecosystems in the digital age by constructing a theoretical framework consisting of innovators, elements of innovation, platforms and digital governance. Four cities in China, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Xuzhou and Weifang, were selected for in-depth case studies. Findings revealed that: (1) regions with ‘head enterprises’ and a strong industrial base achieve a competitive advantage via the synergy of digital industrialisation and industrial digitalisation; (2) digital technology pioneer regions can adopt digital industrialisation; (3) regions with a strong industrial base and traditional manufacturing industries can prioritise industrial digitalisation and (4) manufacturing regions with a large number of small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) who can combine industrial digitalisation and digital value. This study provides theoretical and practical value for the cultivation of regional innovation ecosystems. 

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Science, Technology and Society

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Sage

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Yi, C., Ma, L., Liu, Z., Liang, K., & Huang, X. (2023) 'Cultivating Regional Innovation Ecosystems in the Digital Age: Case Studies of Four Cites in China', Science, Technology and Society, 28(2), 191-212.

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0971-7218

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0973-0796

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  • Cardiff School of Management

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Zheng Liu

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  • Welsh Centre for Business and Management Research

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  • en

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