Yanyun Zhao's research while affiliated with Renmin University of China and other places

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The official method of collecting county-level GDP values in the Chinese Mainland relies mainly on administrative reporting data and suffers from high costs of time, money, and human labor. To date, a series of studies have been conducted to generate fine-grained maps of socioeconomic indicators from the easily accessed remote sensing data and achi...
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This article tests whether product and process innovations increase employment in three European countries - France, Germany, and The Netherlands - and in the People's Republic of China on the basis of the same underlying theoretical framework and comparable harmonized micro data. The data pertain to the period 2002-2004 and cover the manufacturing...
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This paper studies how ease of learning by host country firms in emerging economies shapes decisions regarding their R&D efforts in response to R&D offshoring by multinational enterprises (MNEs). We develop a two-stage game-theoretic model to analyze strategic interaction between the R&D decisions of the foreign affiliates of MNEs and the host coun...
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This paper investigates relationships between innovation input, innovation output and labor productivity in China for four major manufacturing sectors; textiles, wearing apparel, transport equipment and electronic equipment. It uses a large sample of firm level micro data and a structural model in the estimation. The data from 2005 to 2006 is estim...
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This chapter examines the efficacy of Chinese textiles and clothing policies and their relationship with the growth trajectories followed by the T&C industry over the course of the past two decades. While assessing the relevance of T&C policies it was considered vital to take into consideration all of the stakeholders in the industry. Hence in addi...
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Based on data from more than 100,000 Chinese manufacturing firms, this study explores the reasons for the recent surge of manufacturing exports from China. Research and Development (R&D) investment has not been a contributing factor to the export success of Chinese firms, even in high-technology sectors. Although exportation of high-technology prod...
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This study focuses on the labour cost competitiveness of fabricated metal industry in China and Finland in particular, using the corresponding German, the US and Estonian industries as a point of comparison in the early 2000s. This study deepens the analysis of the earlier study of the cost competitiveness of the manufacturing industries in the sam...
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This study focuses on the labour cost competitiveness of the paper and pulp industry in China and Finland in particular, using the corresponding German, the US and Estonian industries as a point of comparison in the early 2000s. This study deepens the analysis of the earlier study of the cost competitiveness of the manufacturing industries in the s...
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This study focuses on the labour cost competitiveness of the chemical industries in China and Finland in particular, using the corresponding German, the US and Estonian industries as a point of comparison in the early 2000s. This study deepens the analysis of the earlier study of the cost competitiveness of the manufacturing industries in the same...
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This paper studies the impact of the R&D offshoring of multinational enterprises on the firms in host emerging economies. We develop a two-stage non-cooperative game to analyze the strategic interaction between multinational and host country enterprises engaged in R&D investment. An empirical analysis of 12,309 manufacturing firms in the ICT indust...
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This paper studies the impact of product innovations on employment growth at the firm level in China for four major industries: Textile, Wearing Apparel, Transport Equipment and Electronic Equipment. Using a very simple regression model proposed by Harrison, Jaumandreu, Mairesse and Peters (2008), we are able to estimate such impacts and decompose...
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The accounting of service industry of China is getting behind compared to the account of industry; especially the statistical system and accounting method of modern service industry such as cultural industry have some faultiness. So our paper takes the cultural industry for example to discuss the feasibility of estimation and inspection of importan...
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This paper studies the impact of multinational enterprises' R&D offshoring to emerging economies on host country firms. We develop a two-stage non-cooperative game to analyze the strategic interaction of R&D investments between multinational enterprises and host country companies. Our empirical analysis of 12,309 manufacturing firms in the ICT indu...
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This paper works out an assessment system of industrial innovation including 50 innovation indicators. Using the census of manufacturing firm data during the 2002-2007 in China, we analyze the industrial innovation capability of China's 31 regions. Besides, we also compare the industrial innovation capability of different regions in independent pro...

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... The use of nighttime lights (NTL) data to proxy for economic activity is well-established in remote sensing and other disciplines [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]. This proxy enables research when traditional economic activity data, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), are either absent or are not trusted because of concerns about either measurement error or manipulation [11][12][13]. ...
... Amabile et al., 2005;Jensen et al., 2017) have argued that innovation activities may also generate non-economic benefits such as skill development, enhanced well-being, providing meaning or reaching flow. In addition to improved profits, market share, productivity (Pekovic & Galia, 2009), and higher levels of employment (Hou et al., 2019), Rasulzada and Dackert (2009) underlined that innovation orientation in the workplace may generate benefits for both employees and firm performance, such as psychological well-being associated to happiness, enthusiasm and optimism. ...
... This phenomenon can be classified into 2 types: home-base-knowledge exploiting, which is implemented to adapt products and services to local markets, and home-base-knowledge augmenting, which is a way to tap into local knowledge stock that can help the acquisition and development of new knowledge (Pisani and Ricart 2018;Hakanson and Nobel 1993;Ambos and Ambos 2011). When carrying out foreign relocation of knowledge-intensive activities, developed-country multinational enterprises will select locations with higher development levels and attach importance to the appropriate supply networks (Lampel and Bhalla 2011), the allocation of R&D decision rights (Ecker et al. 2013), as well as the strategic interaction with host-country firms (Qu et al. 2013). Meanwhile, emerging-market multinational enterprises are using outward foreign direct investment in developed countries to access advanced knowledge, and thus to improve the research and development capabilities of parent companies in emerging markets (Deng 2008;Mathews and Zander 2007). ...
... Considering the literature on innovation and productivity, some studies use basic innovation variables. For example, the results of Mairesse et al. (2012) show that new product output increases value-added per employee in four manufacturing sectors in China with the electric equipment sector having the highest increase. Acosta et al. (2015) demonstrate the positive impact of innovation on productivity for the Spanish food sector. ...
... The following analysis consists of an overview of key indicators for innovation in China. Relevant key indicators include talent pool, public-private R&D expenditure and no. of patent applications [24]. Simultaneously, a measure of the compound annual growth rate gives a trend indication over the period from 2000 through 2008. ...
... Several studies have also shown that product innovation is positively correlated with employment growth irrespective of the type of industry (Alvarez et al. 2011, Harrison et al. 2008, Mairesse, Zhao & Zhen 2009and Peters 2005all in IFC 2013). ...
... EC can be defined as the capability to produce and sell goods and services at the required place at competitive prices when compared to other suppliers (Sharples and Milham, 1990). Prior researchers state that research on EC has made incredible progress, and it has gained credibility as an independent concept (Herciu, 2013;Huang et al., 2008;Joshi and Singh, 2010). Nowadays, both theoretical and empirical research for EC focus on firms, commodities, industries and countries. ...
... Li, Enjing -Suni, Paavo -Zhao, Yanyun 2008, Cost Competitiveness of Chinese and Finnish Chemical Industries*. ETLA DP nro 1171, 2008. ...
... Một là, quy mô doanh nghiệp, Triguero và Córcoles (2013), Segarra và Teruel (2014) cho rằng quy mô doanh nghiệp đóng vai trò quan trọng trong việc điều khiển các công suất hoạt động của doanh nghiệp để từ đó doanh nghiệp có thể sáng tạo và phát triển. Ngoài ra, quy mô có ảnh hưởng trực tiếp đến năng lực công nghệ và khả năng đầu tư cho các hoạt động R&D để doanh nghiệp tiến hành các hoạt động đổi mới sản phẩm và đổi mới quy trình sản xuất (Qu, Huang, Zhang và Zhao, 2007). Ba là, nguồn nhân lực của doanh nghiệp, theo Huang, Arundel và Hollanders (2010) thì vốn nhân lực là một nguồn lực quan trọng để tiến hành các hoạt động đổi mới, cải tiến của doanh nghiệp. ...