NIIM is dedicated to building a world-leading innovation thinktank and research platform to explore theory on innovation and advanced business practices.
Initiating China-based innovation management research, NIIM has made significant contributions to the theory and practice of technological innovation, proposing new approaches and paradigms, including Secondary Innovation Management, Portfolio Innovation Management, Total Innovation Management, and C Theory.
Co-initiated by the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge and ZJU-SOM, this biennial symposium provides an open platform for researchers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers to identify industrial development strategies and innovative management practices in global manufacturing.
The Forum has been held every quarter since 2014 to introduce and discuss complex management issues. Furthermore, it facilities the documentation and theorization of Huawei’s management practices and contributes to research on management transformation in Chinese companies.
CICALICS (originating from the Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems, or GLOBELICS) works to stimulate and enhance the quality of research on innovation and development in China and Asia. The CICALICS Workshop in 2018 attracted researchers and experts to explore and discuss innovation and growth strategies for a connected world.