In January 2013, China’s internet user base reached 564 million users. China’s smartphone users have also surpassed the 300 million mark, signaling a tectonic shift towards mobile internet usage. Despite strict censorship controls on internet content in China, social media has caught on with unprecedented momentum. Established Twitter-like platforms such as Sina Weibo and Tencent […]
Human beings can be pretty ingenious if left to their own devices. However, with a little effort, they can be stopped. The exact recipe for turning a company into a champion innovator, like Tencent, the Chinese Internet giant, may be kind of mysterious, but innovation experts have some fairly clear ideas about how to ensure […]
How do you kickstart innovation? Here are some pointers Beyond the law of supply and demand, one of the few things that most economists and policymakers agree on is that innovation is a very good thing. Most authorities acknowledge that the tremendous gains in lifespan and living standards made over the past 300 years have […]
Why enforcing the contentious issue of individual property rights might actually be a good thing for China. Moganshan Mountain near Hangzhou in China’s Zhejiang Province is famous not only for striking scenery and white tea, but also for bamboo. Bamboo is an extremely versatile plant and over the centuries, the Chinese have grown it to […]
Innovation communities will push the boundaries of Open Innovation, says Henry Chesbrough, the proponent of this revolutionary idea in management.
Three erstwhile copycats innovate through trial and error, to fight the fierce war over online classifieds market A few years back Ren Jinglei, a university student interning at an IT company in Beijing, decided to buy a bicycle to ease his commute to the office. Like an increasing number of Chinese people, Ren prefers to […]
What is behind the Chinese government’s move to enforce stricter intellectual property regulation?
China is a daunting place to bring intellectual property. It’s especially tough for businesses that produce content, like movies and music. Widespread piracy has all but shut out Western publishers, record labels, and television studios. But for the video game industry, the Chinese gaming market is becoming central to growth. Not only is it vast […]