PAMI Lecture on Chinese Innovation Strategies

PAMI Proudly Presents a Special Lecture Featuring…

Dr. René Haak

“Innovation Policy and Strategies in Germany and China: State of the Art and New Perspectives”

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 4:30-5:30 PM, Shidler College of Business Room D-204


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The global economic structure has changed significantly, especially in the innovation potential of important economies of the world. China belongs to the group of the most important newcomers among the innovative nations, not only due to its size, but also because of its very marked ambitions to speed up its modernization via imitations and innovations.

Germany and China are two important players in the global innovation system. While Germany is highly industrialized and innovation-oriented, China is quickly industrializing and catching up. With the goal of becoming an indigenous innovation nation, China has been implementing its medium-and-long term plans for education and talents. On the other hand, Germany has implemented policies to promote the development of high technology and internationalization. China has a central, mission-oriented governance structure of its national innovation system, while Germany has a decentralized, diffusion-oriented structure.

Dr. Haak, as a member of the German-Chinese expert group of the German-Chinese innovation platform, will concentrate on strengths and challenges in Germany and China, linkages in the science industry, framework conditions and the regulatory system. In addition, he will focus on the question: What are the lessons learned from the Chinese and German national innovation system?

About the Speaker:

Dr.-Ing. habil. René Haak joined the German Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing in August 2011 as the First Counsellor for Science and Technology. His research interests include innovation management, strategic and international management, the automotive industry, and Human Resource Management. He has written numerous articles on production technology, innovation management, and strategic and international management about Japan, China and Europe.