Indigenous Technology Standards for Development: The Case of China

Forthcoming: Journal of International Business Policy

47 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2018

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Michael Murphree

University of South Carolina

Dan Breznitz

Georgia Institute of Technology

Date Written: August 27, 2018

Abstract

Research since the 1980s has considered the economic and innovation impacts of technology standards policies. This paper extends the research on the impact of standardization policies to consider how the policies themselves, governing how the standards are created, determine standards’ impact on emerging economies’ economic performance and innovation capabilities. Using four cases of digital technology standardization in China, this paper finds that combinations of government financial and market support and openness to domestic and foreign contributors determines how and when digital standardization begets positive technological and economic impacts for firms. This paper contributes to our understanding of international technology upgrading in emerging economies, as well as suggesting policies for successful economic upgrading in large emerging economies.

Keywords: Technology Standards, Innovation Policy, R&D, China

Suggested Citation

Murphree, Michael and Breznitz, Dan, Indigenous Technology Standards for Development: The Case of China (August 27, 2018). Forthcoming: Journal of International Business Policy, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3239482 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3239482

Michael Murphree (Contact Author)

University of South Carolina ( email )

United States

Dan Breznitz

Georgia Institute of Technology ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

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