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Textual and Quantitative Research on Chinese "Emerging engineering" Policies from the perspective of Policy Tools

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2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Minneapolis, MN

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August 23, 2022

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June 26, 2022

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June 29, 2022

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Engineering and Public Policy Division Technical Session

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yongxin deng

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Doctoral Student, Zhejiang University

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Tuoyu Li

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Min Ye Zhejiang University

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Since February 2017, China's central and provincial governments have issued a large number of the "Emerging Engineering" policy. This article refers to Rothwell and Zegveld's (1984) policy tool classification ideas, adopts the content analysis method, analyzes 38 the "Emerging Engineering" policy documents issued by the Chinese central government based on the two-dimensional analysis framework of "policy tools-policy goals". The study found that the structure of China’s "Emerging Engineering" policy is unbalanced, environment policy tools are overused, supply policy tools are underused, and demand policy tools are missing. Environment policy tools are currently the main driving force behind the construction and development of the "Emerging Engineering" policy. There is an overflow risk and crowding-out effect in the use of tool structures; talent training is the focus of the emerging engineering policy, but the "policy tools-policy goals" lacks matching. The article puts forward suggestions on the optimization and improvement of China's "Emerging Engineering" policy.

deng, Y., & Li, T., & Ye, M. (2022, August), Textual and Quantitative Research on Chinese "Emerging engineering" Policies from the perspective of Policy Tools Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN.

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