Title

Auditing the Management of Technological Innovation in Chinese Companies

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2004

Abstract

Technological innovation audit can help companies to improve innovation performance by identifying key factors in innovation management and provide the benchmarking guidance. Combining extant audit theories, the paper develops an audit framework that is more comprehensive and more suitable to Chinese firms. Using beta testing method in a medium-size sample of cross-sectional Chinese companies, the authors test the applicability of the operational audit scoreboard in the sample firms. Moreover, the authors identify qualitatively the key advantages and disadvantages in technological innovation in Chinese companies that can differentiate successful and less successful innovation management practice. Three types of innovation management are found in our sample and possible implication for technological innovation development strategy in Chinese firms is proposed.

Keywords

Technological innovation, managerial audit, benchmarking, Chinese firms

Discipline

Asian Studies | Business | Strategic Management Policy | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management

Volume

1

Issue

2

First Page

151

Last Page

163

ISSN

0219-8770

Identifier

10.1142/s0219877004000155

Publisher

World Scientific

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/s0219877004000155