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China's Emerging Technological Edge Assessing the Role of High-End Talent

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ISBN-10: 0521712335

ISBN-13: 9780521712330

Edition: 2008

Authors: Denis Fred Simon, Cong Cao

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In less than thirty years, China has become a major force in the global economy. One feature of its rapid ascent has been an enormous expansion of the country's science and technology capabilities, leading to the emergence of a large and increasingly well-educated talent pool. Yet China finds itself engaged in an internal debate as to whether its full potential can be realised. At the heart of this debate lie a number of uncertainties surrounding the quality, quantity and effective utilisation of China's S&T workforce. Written by two leading experts in the field, this book is the first in forty years to address these critical issues. Building on exciting new research and a plethora of…    
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 434
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Figures and tables page
Human resources, technological innovation, and economic growth
China's talent challenge
Human resources in science and technology, and their structure and characteristics in China
Higher education and scientists and engineers in the pipeline
Utilization of scientists and engineers in China
"Brain drain," "brain gain," and "brain circulation"
Supply and demand of science and technology talent in China: key drivers
China's talent in key emerging technologies
Whither China's talent pool?
Appendix: Understanding Chinese science and technology human resources statistics