Npd in Indigenous Chinese Companies and Its Deployment Within the Chinese Economy

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Universal-Publishers, 2006 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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The thesis aims to examine and explore NPD activities within China and establish whether a Western interpretation of NPD is appropriate to indigenous Chinese companies, engaged in an economy which is entering an era of globalisation.

The research is based on ten case studies undertaken within five industrial sectors: lighting (light fabrication), watches (personal consumer products), white goods, automotive and telecommunications. Cases are representative of the differing types of Chinese organisations, and include examples of privately, collectively and state owned enterprises (POEs, COEs and SOEs), together with international joint ventures (IJVs). Conceptual approaches are developed to examine organisational background, NPD culture, technology transfer, NPD coordination, entrepreneurial behaviour, network development and market dynamics within each case study. The units of analysis in the framework reflect three main themes of intra, extra-organisational and strategic issues which are revisited throughout the thesis.

The case studies are analysed using a mapping process in which each of the cases is described in terms of its engagement with NPD roles and performance and their correlation with economic development, compared with Western practice. Contingent on this, the thesis identifies a series of assumptions within Western literature, which are evaluated by assessing the case study findings, to establish the transferability of NPD conceptions. In addition, correlations between differing NPD related issues are identified using repertory grid theory detailed in a separate appendix and complementary to the case study analysis.

The thesis concludes by proposing models of strategic NPD specific to Chinese organisations, at both intra-organisational, and micro and macro-economic levels; these provide an overview of distinctive NPD performance in indigenous companies, contextualised within the Chinese economy. The implication is that the future development of the Chinese economy will necessitate greater engagement with NPD, albeit in a differing form.

 

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Contents

11 Introduction
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13 Why Study NPD in China?
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14 Relevance of Research on NPD in China
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15 Aim and Objectives of The Study
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17 Thesis Overview
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18 Summary of Chapter 1
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NPD in The Global Context
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21 Introduction
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51 Introduction
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512 Choice of Case Illustrations
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523 Profile of The Five Lighting Companies
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524 Conclusion
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53 Watch Cluster Case Illustration
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533 Profiles of The WatchCos
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533II Profile of WatchCo2
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534 Conclusion
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222 The Sequencing of Activities within NPD
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2221 Balance of NPD Activities
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224 External Influencing Factors on NPD
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225 NPD in Relation to Competitive Business Strategies
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23 NPDs Economic Context
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232 Impact of Porters Diamond on The Value Chain
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233 Growth Theory and The Evolution of National Economy
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234 The Evolution of Industrial Structure
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235 Productivity and Its Determinant Elements
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236 A New Regional Model of Innovation Based on The Decentralisation and Diffusion of Design
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24 Development of Assumptions
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25 Summary of Chapter 2
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Development in China
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31 Introduction
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322 The Structure of Chinese Industry
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323 Industry Sector Performance and Western Experience
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324 Culture Space
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33 Intraorganisational Issues Related to NPD Performance
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331 Technology Transfer and Problems Experienced
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333 Business Development and Its Relationship with NPD
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334 Business Strategies Adopted by Chinese Organisations
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334II Entrepreneur ship and The Development of Core Competence
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34 Extraorganisational Issues Related to NPD Performance
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342 Clusters External Relationships and Their Effect on NPD
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343 Innovation and Supply Chain Development
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344 The Development of Chinese Industrial and Consumer Demand
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345 Marketing Activities and Consumer Responses
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35 Emergent Issues within NPD Strategy and Chinese Choices
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36 Summary of Chapter 3
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Methodology and Research Design
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41 Introduction
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422 Research Models within A Chinese Specific Context Based on Previous Studies
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423 Research Design
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424 Survey Instruments
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426 Action Research
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43 Research Method and Data Collection Analysis
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431 The Use of Documents
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44 Research Undertaken
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442I Survey Design
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442III Analysis of Response
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442IV Summary of Questionnaire results
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443II Case Study Samples
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444 Case Illustrations
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46 Conceptual Approaches and Units of Analysis
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461 Units of Analysis
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47 Summary of Chapter 4
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Case Illustrations
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54 White Goods Case Illustration
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541 Introduction
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543 Profile of WhiteGoodsCo
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544 Conclusion
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55 Automotive Case Illustration
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551 Introduction
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553 Profile of AutoCo
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554 Conclusion
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56 Telecommunications Case Illustration
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562 Background
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563 Profile of TelecomsCo
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564 Conclusion
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57 Summary of Chapter 5
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Discussion of Case Study Findings
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61 Introduction
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621 Implications for NPD
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63 Results Analysis
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632 Roles within NPD
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632I The Role of Technology and Production in NPD
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633 Rethinking the Role of NPD in Economies and Organisations
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634 Implications for The Industry Sectors Considered in The Case Studies
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635 Summary of Case Analyses
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64 Evaluation of Key Assumptions Identified in The Literature
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642 Validity of The Key Assumptions
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65 Discussion of Findings
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651 Comparative Analysis of NPD Practices within Chinese Indigenous Organisations
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652 Models of The NPD Process
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653 A Model of Operational Orientation
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66 Summary of Chapter 6
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Conclusions
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71 Introduction
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722 Nature of NPD Contextualised within The Chinese Economy
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73 Implications for Practice
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74 Use of the Conceptual Approaches
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75 Limitations of The Study
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76 Directions for Future Research
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References
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The Competitive Advantage of Nations
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Units of Analysis against Sources
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Units of Analysis against Assumptions
217
Benchmarking NPD and Entrepreneurship
219
Correlation Analysis Method
221
Root Analysis Sources
225
Repertory Grid Analysis
229
Organisational Activity Performance Matrices
235
Glossary
243
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