Innovations in Public and Non-profit Sector Organizations in China

G. Zhiyong Lan, Joseph Galaskiewicz

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This article provides background information on public and non-profit sector innovation in the past thirty years in the West as well as in China. We summarized and commented on the articles in this issue, which document cases of public and non-profit sector innovation in China and theorize their significance. These cases tell vivid stories about how Chinese organizations innovate and also point out the importance of the role of government in initiating or constraining these innovations. We find, through the review of these studies, that China's public and non-profit sector organization innovation experiences carry some important messages about the unique features of China's public and non-profit organizations that should not be ignored while studying changes in China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-506
Number of pages16
JournalManagement and Organization Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Non-government organizations
  • Public organizations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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