China's Emerging Technological Edge: Assessing the Role of High-End Talent

China's Emerging Technological Edge: Assessing the Role of High-End Talent

by Denis Fred Simon, Cong Cao
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521885132

ISBN-13: 9780521885133

Pub. Date: 05/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In less than thirty years, China has become a major force in the global economy. One feature of its rapid ascent has been an enormous expansion of the country's science and technology (S&T) capabilities, thanks to the emergence of a large and increasingly well-educated talent pool. Yet China finds itself faced with a number of major challenges as to whether its

Overview

In less than thirty years, China has become a major force in the global economy. One feature of its rapid ascent has been an enormous expansion of the country's science and technology (S&T) capabilities, thanks to the emergence of a large and increasingly well-educated talent pool. Yet China finds itself faced with a number of major challenges as to whether its full S&T potential can be realized. At the heart of these challenges lie a number of uncertainties surrounding the quality, quantity, and effective utilization of China's S&T workforce. Written by two leading experts in the field, this book is the first in forty years to address these critical issues. Building on exciting new research and a plethora of comprehensive statistical materials, its findings will have significant policy implications both for China and for the international community, especially in terms of issues relating to national competitiveness and innovation potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521885133
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and tables vi

Acknowledgements xi

Abbreviations xvi

Introduction xviii

1 Human resources, technological innovation, and economic growth 1

2 China's talent challenge 22

3 Human resources in science and technology, and their structure and characteristics in China 57

4 Higher education and scientists and engineers in the pipeline 110

5 Utilization of scientists and engineers in China 166

6 "Brain drain," "brain gain," and "brain circulation" 212

7 Supply and demand of science and technology talent in China: key drivers 254

8 China's talent in key emerging technologies 284

9 Whither China's talent pool? 333

Appendix: Understanding Chinese science and technology human resources statistics 347

References 376

Index 397

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