China's Leap into the Information Age: Innovation and Organization in the Computer Industry
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This book takes an inside look at the development of four large Chinese domestic computer enterprises from their inception to their establishment as multi-billion dollar businesses. It shows how and why indigenous Chinese high-tech firms gained technology capabilities and modern marketing know-how, and how they were able to compete directly with Western multinationals.
Insightful! Rolf Dobelli Chinese tech firm is an oxymoron, right? Not at all, according to this intriguing work by the late professor Qiwen Lu. This book, fascinating at times, offers an in-depth look at four successful Chinese tech enterprises. Taking each of the four as a case study, Lu thoroughly illustrates the challenges facing a bureaucracy attempting to break into a fast-changing industry. In spite of its good points, Lu's book isn't pe. "brilliant but tragic" according to Robert J. Crawford. This book is the product of a remarkably well informed observer, packed full of insights that anyone interested in the Chinese economy and in high technology should know. Qiwen was a real insider in China, Harvard educated and with extraordinary connections in China. Unfortunately, Prof. Lu died just prior to its publication. I believe it was his first book. The loss is incalculable.
The China Quarterly . Technovation A must read for those who are interested in technological development and accompanying institutional change during China's reform era, as well as those scholars and practitioners of technological advancement in developing countries. This book scores high on both its readability and its strong conceptual underpinning the findings of this book are profound, in that the author discovered a unique mode of technology learning and provided strong evidence of indigenous innovative capabilities in Chinese enterprises
His research, some of which formed the basis for his Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University, he held both engineering and law degrees from Chinese universities. Qiwen Lu was Assistant Professor of Asian Business at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainbleau, France. He died of liver cancer in August 19