© 2013

Innovative China

Innovation Race Between East and West


Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Taco C. R. van Someren, Shuhua van Someren-Wang
    Pages 1-26
  3. Taco C. R. van Someren, Shuhua van Someren-Wang
    Pages 27-56
  4. Taco C. R. van Someren, Shuhua van Someren-Wang
    Pages 57-112
  5. Taco C. R. van Someren, Shuhua van Someren-Wang
    Pages 113-169
  6. Taco C. R. van Someren, Shuhua van Someren-Wang
    Pages 171-219
  7. Taco C. R. van Someren, Shuhua van Someren-Wang
    Pages 221-257

About this book


China is trying to turn its labor, capital and resources intensive, lower added-value and export dependent growth into a sustainable innovative economy. This is changing the world’s power balance and has sparked a race between East and West in knowledge-based, high added-value economic innovation. Inspired by their extensive experience in doing business with China, the authors show how the US, the EU and China have reached a crossroad where ten battle fields decide about their future earning capacity and prosperity. Whether China will be a threat or an opportunity depends on the main players in government, public and private organizations rethinking their innovation policies and paths of business development. This books offers a new view on innovation which can be applied by corporate leaders and policy makers to get ready for the future. ​


Business Model Innovation Globalization Strategic Innovation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.YnnovateHilversumNetherlands
  2. 2.YnnovateHilversumNetherlands

About the authors

Professor Dr. Taco C.R. van Someren is founder of Strategic Innovation Theory. His PhD (summa cum laude) thesis published in 1991 at the Tinbergen Institute on “Innovation, Emulation and Time” is one of the first book in this field. Educated as an economist at Erasmus University, he enriched his knowledge as manager in the consumer goods industry, partner at KPMG (The Netherlands), co-founder and Geschäftsführer of Germans KPMG Sustainability, and Professor and guest Professor at Dutch and Chinese universities. He is Seconded Innovation Expert at the European Commission. He founded Ynnovate in 2003. Ynnovate is an international operating investment and advisory company specialized in sustainable growth and creating organizations of the future. It provides tailor-made high level business solutions for governmental and private corporations in sectors such as energy, water, automotive, chemicals, manufactory and professional services. He is author of several books and numerous articles.

Dr. Shuhua van Someren-Wang was born and raised in China and lives since 1997 in Europe. She was the first woman in China to receive a PhD on sustainability management (1996) and was the co-founder of the first sustainability advisory organization in China. She built up her experiences working at both Chinese and European governments and firms. She now advises (central) government and multinationals on China strategy. She shares this knowledge by teaching at several universities and writing articles and books.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovative China
  • Book Subtitle Innovation Race Between East and West
  • Authors Taco C.R. van Someren
    Shuhua van Someren-Wang
  • Series Title Management for Professionals
  • Series Abbreviated Title Management for Professionals
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-36236-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-42991-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-36237-8
  • Series ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-810X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 257
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Emerging Markets/Globalization
    Innovation/Technology Management
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