Article | Harvard Business Review | March 2014

Why China Can't Innovate

by Regina M. Abrami, William C. Kirby and F. Warren McFarlan


A look at how innovation is happening in China—from the top down, from the bottom up, through acquisition, and through education. Sheds light on the complexities of the issue, highlighting the promise and the problems China faces in its quest to become the world's innovation leader.

Keywords: Failure; Innovation and Invention; China;


Abrami, Regina M., William C. Kirby, and F. Warren McFarlan. "Why China Can't Innovate." Harvard Business Review 92, no. 3 (March 2014): 107–111.