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JSW 2011 Vol.6(9): 1737-1745 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.9.1737-1745

A Network Analysis of Investment Firms as Resource Routers in Chinese Innovation Ecosystem

Neil Rubens1, Kaisa Still2, Jukka Huhtamaki3, Martha G. Russell4
1University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan
2Beijing DT Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing, China
3Hypermedia Lab, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
4Media X, Stanford University, USA


Abstract—This paper introduces the use of social network analysis for socially constructed data to study interorganizational systems of innovation and their value-add supply chain. Through social network analysis, we explore the structure of relationships among Chinese technologybased companies, foreign technology-based companies with Chinese locations, Chinese investment firms, and foreign firms investing in Chinese companies – with particular attention to the business sectors related to e-commerce and internet security. We use an organizational sociology framework and socially constructed data in English to describe a Euro-American perspective on innovation ecosystems that link China globally. Our network analysis shows patterns of cultivation and harvest in investment networks.

Index Terms—innovation, ecosystems, network analysis, finance, investment, China

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Cite: Neil Rubens, Kaisa Still, Jukka Huhtamaki, Martha G. Russell, "A Network Analysis of Investment Firms as Resource Routers in Chinese Innovation Ecosystem," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 1737-1745, 2011.

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