Problem-Oriented Technology Innovation and Participatory Technology Assessment in China

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China is developing an ‘innovation-oriented nation’ and meanwhile meeting challenges in both innovation practice and research. This chapter contributes to the book that introduces a problem-oriented approach to develop innovation research to a Chinese context that responses to the increasing challenges.
Three questions will be focused on: 1) What are the main problems and challenges of innovation and
research in China to become a front runner in the knowledge economy? 2) What is a problem-oriented
innovation approach? and 3) How does it conceptualize the China’s innovation challenge? Briefly, this
chapter deepens the understanding of a new conceptual framework of a problem-oriented approach
to innovation research and suggests new methods of technology assessment to China. It also provides
implications for researchers in other cultural contexts around the world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUsing Global Collective Intelligence and Creativity to Solve Wicked Problems
EditorsZiska Fields
Number of pages15
PublisherIGI global
Publication dateNov 2020
ISBN (Print)9781799823858
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


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