Replicating Silicon Valley in China: An Industrial Upgrade and Expansion Approach

Replicating Silicon Valley in China: An Industrial Upgrade and Expansion Approach

Xingting Huang (Research Centre for Industrial Organization, Southeast University, Nanjing, China) and Yu Yang (Department of Public Administration, Southeast University, Nanjing, China)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/jtd.2012070103
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Abstract

The aim of this research is to generalize a quasi-universal approach for the Silicon Valley “replication” in China. To transform widely existed traditional industrial parks into Valley-style innovation parks in China, an industrial upgrade and expansion approach is proposed. Four steps including innovation resource and industrial base analysis, government promotion as well as industrial upgrade and expansion would make this transformation. Furthermore, a case in Suzhou and the two pilot projects for its expansion could be examined to verify this approach.
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2. Literature Review

Existing literatures can help us understand the essence in the Silicon Valley “replication”. With a comprehensive survey from an evolutionary perspective, the history and recent growth of Silicon Valley has showed us some basic concepts and elements, which are crucial in its success stories. Among these literatures, there are four aspects need to be emphasised.

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