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Lessons from China: building technological capabilities for low carbon technology transfer and development
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-08, 17:13 authored by Jim Watson, David OckwellDavid Ockwell, Robert ByrneRobert Byrne, Michele Stua
Using case study analysis across three sectors in China (cement, electric vehicles and coal fired electricity generation) and theoretical insights from the innovation studies literature, this paper analyses the development of China’s technological capabilities in low carbon technologies and the ways in which public policies have contributed to developing these capabilities. It finds that China has developed significant capabilities via a strategic approach. The paper’s findings have significant implications for international policies designed to support low carbon technology transfer to developing countries and broader processes of low carbon technological change and development. Such policies should go beyond the traditional focus on the transfer of technology hardware to focus on the development of low carbon technological capabilities in developing country firms.
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