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Factors Influencing the Performance of Scientific and Technological Innovation in Chinese Universities: Evidence from fsQCA

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

End Date

June 26, 2021

Conference Session

Engineering and Public Policy Division Technical Session 1

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Engineering and Public Policy

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19

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10.18260/1-2--34658

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Xiangyu Zhou Zhejiang University

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Xiangyu Zhou is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of China's Science,Technology and Education Policy in Zhejiang University. His research interests lie in science and technology innovation policy and engineering education.

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Lina Wei Zhejiang University

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Wei Lina is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of China's Science,Technology and Education Policy in Zhejiang University. Her research interests lie in Engineering education and interdisciplinary research.

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Wei Zhang Zhejiang University

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2015-Present Professor, Institute of China's Science,Technology and Education Strategy, Zhejiang University
Associate director of Research Center on Science and Education Development Strategy, Zhejiang University
2012-2014 Professor, School of management, Hangzhou Dianzi University
Dean of Organization Management, School of management, Hangzhou Dianzi University
2008-2012 Director of Teaching & Research Division, School of management, Hangzhou Dianzi University
2007-2012 Associate Professor, School of management, Hangzhou Dianzi University
2005-2007 Assistant Professor, School of management, Hangzhou Dianzi University

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Abstract

Abstract Background In the process of modernization, Chinese universities play an important role in the innovation and development of scientific research. In 2015, the Chinese government vigorously promoted the construction of world-class universities, raising the overall level of scientific and technological innovation in Chinese universities. Existing researches and policies only focus on the impact of a single academic condition on the performance of scientific and technological innovation in universities, and lack of a holistic approach. Purpose/hypothesis This study aims to explore the factors influencing the performance of science and technology innovation in Chinese universities, obtain the necessary conditional variables and allocation factors, and provide policy Suggestions for the development of higher education and scientific research in China in the new era through empirical research. Therefore, the research question of this paper is: what are the comprehensive factors that affect the performance of scientific and technological innovation in universities? From the perspective of policy making, how can universities improve the performance of scientific and technological innovation? Design/method Firstly, on the basis of literature research, condition variables are listed as references. Secondly, resource dependence theory is used to establish a model, and descriptive variables are selected according to university types, human capital resources and academic resources. Thirdly, according to the model, the data of 42 world-class universities in China are analyzed. Finally, according to the factors of output allocation, seven paths influencing the scientific and technological innovation performance of Chinese universities are classified, and policy Suggestions are put forward to improve the scientific and technological innovation performance. Conclusion 1. From the development experience of Chinese universities, engineering advantage universities or comprehensive universities tend to focus on academic papers in order to achieve higher scientific and technological innovation performance 2. China's leading engineering universities have more strategic combinations and less dependence on a single resource element. 3. Engineering advantage universities need to focus on adjusting the allocation of human capital resources, while comprehensive universities need to fully guarantee academic resources, avoid dependence on a single resource element, and realize "multiple equilibrium" of resource allocation.

Zhou, X., & Wei, L., & Zhang, W. (2020, June), Factors Influencing the Performance of Scientific and Technological Innovation in Chinese Universities: Evidence from fsQCA Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34658

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