The dual reality of the Chinese knowledge economy

Arnoldi, Jakob and Zhang, Joy Yueyue (2012) The dual reality of the Chinese knowledge economy. International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 3 (2). pp. 160-173. ISSN 1752-1270 (Print). (doi:https://doi.org/10.1504/IJCCM.2012.046037) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper draws on stem cell research and financial derivatives as two case studies to analyse the role of scientific knowledge and technology in the development of the Chinese knowledge economy. The findings suggest that, despite China's recent commitments in acquiring international expertise, there is a decoupling between knowledge acquisitions and applications in the institutionalisation of knowledge within these sectors. Scientific-based knowledge and professional know-how are on the one hand perceived as prime drivers of China's development, yet they on the other hand remain subordinate to existing administrative infrastructures. The paper further elucidates the causes and implications of this by describing the dual reality of knowledge in relation to an isomorphic process of rationalisation outlined by new institutional organisational theory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: institutionalisation; science; knowledge economy; stem cells; financial derivatives; stem cell research; scientific knowledge; technology; international expertise; knowledge acquisition; knowledge application; professional know-how; prime drivers; existing infrastructures; administrative infrastructures; dual reality; isomorphic processes; rationalisation; institutional theories; organisational theories; Chinese culture; Chinese management; China.
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 10:59 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2014 11:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36003 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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