Fusing East and West Leads a Way to Global Competitiveness in Emerging Economy: Source of China’s Conspicuous Strength in 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 industry in recent years this paper analyzes an institutional source of its strength. Empirical analysis was conducted focusing on the interaction between indigenous semiconductor industry (“East”) and newly emerging solar industry in absorption of global best practices (“West”) thereby fusion between them was demonstrated. Success of this fusion can be attributed to a joint work between industry’s intensive effort in learning global best practices for exploring new business and government’s catalytic role for the attainment of decarbonisation society for nation’s sustainability. This suggests a new insight for growing economy for its development of global competitive industry.


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How to Cite

Narasimalu Srikanth, & Chihiro Watanabe. (2012). Fusing East and West Leads a Way to Global Competitiveness in Emerging Economy: Source of China’s Conspicuous Strength in Solar Industry. Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies, 3(2), 7–53. https://doi.org/10.15415/jtmge.2012.32006




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