We are looking forward to submissions on innovation intermediaries in China for our edited book titled "Bridging the gap: Innovation Brokerage in China" to be published in the World Scientific Asia-Pacific Business Series.
The book will specifically explore the role played by innovation intermediaries in helping firms navigate the complexities of the country's fast-growing technological environment (Kaiji et al., 2022). These organizations take various forms, including government agencies, research institutions, and private consulting firms. They help firms access external resources, create knowledge links, and provide knowledge-intensive services. These intermediaries are particularly crucial in China, where the innovation system is undergoing significant changes, and firms face challenges such as a lack of access to international networks and difficulty in securing funding (Crupi et al., 2022b). By bridging these gaps, innovation intermediaries are helping China's firms to tap into the country's vast innovation potential and build a more robust innovation ecosystem.
Schedule: The preliminary schedule is as follows:
• Chapter proposal (title and abstract) due: November 15, 2023
• Full chapters due: January 30, 2024
• The publication is anticipated to be released in Q3 2024
Please submit your chapter proposal as an email attachment. A brief, one-page outline of your chapter identifying main sources of information and a one-page biography listing institutional affiliation and any other relevant information should be sent to: Dr. Antonio Crupi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Dominique Lepore (email@example.com ).
University of Messina