Posted on 28/07/2010
Professor Catherine Wang and her ESRC research team attended a UIBE-RHUL joint seminar on China-UK entrepreneurship and innovation held at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China on 11th July, 2010. The team presented two papers: a comparative analysis of innovative capabilities of UK and Chinese high-tech firms based on a large-scale survey; and innovation networks in Chinese pharmaceutical companies based on case studies.
Professor Tiedong Wang, Associate Dean of the Business School (third from the right in the photo) and Dr Jun Pu (second from the right) from UIBE presented two papers on the entrepreneurial resources and capabilities in Chinese firms, and the development of China’s venture capital system. Professor Haiquan Xia (third from the left), Director of the Department of International Relations at the UIBE spoke warmly about the importance of UK-China collaboration in both industry and academia, and the prospect of greater collaboration between UIBE and Royal Holloway in research as well as in staff and student exchanges. UIBE is one of the most prestigious universities in China, and has an exchange agreement with Royal Holloway. It is hoped that this joint research seminar is the first of many research exchanges between Royal Holloway and UIBE.