Government’s Catalytic Role in Emerging Economy: Critical Comparison of China’s Conspicuous Strength in Wind and Solar Industry


  • Narasimalu Srikanth National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Chihiro Watanabe Tokyo Seitoku University, Japan



Fusion, learning, global best practices, growing economy, global competitiveness


In light of a conspicuous strength in China’s solar and wind industry in recent years this paper analyses the catalytic role of the government in inducing the institutional source of its strength. Critical comparison of the two industries show China’s renewable energy policies for wind industry was more effective than the solar industry through adopting a self-propagating functionality development through fusing the external technology with domestic industries know-how to co-evolve both production and diffusion through effective assimilation. This suggests a new insight for growing economy to devise effective policy framework to develop a globally competitive industry


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Narasimalu Srikanth, & Chihiro Watanabe. (2013). Government’s Catalytic Role in Emerging Economy: Critical Comparison of China’s Conspicuous Strength in Wind and Solar Industry . Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies, 4(1), 7–48.




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