Di Lu

Title: 'Analyzing the Chinese Entrepreneurial State: The Development of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises in the Energy Sector'

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rainer Kattel

Opponent: Dr. Caetano Rosado Penna, PhD

Defense: 20 January 2017


Abstract: This paper analysis the Chinese entrepreneurial state based on energy sector, also discusses the role of Chinese state owned enterprises (SOEs) in energy innovation system. The paper chooses Chinese energy sector as main analysis object, presenting two cases of clean energy industry and oil industry to show how Chinese entrepreneurial state has developed and the potential role of Chinese SOEs play in energy sector. Within the theoretical framework of this paper, the existing theories about Entrepreneurial State (ES), innovation, SOEs and green industrial revolution will be analysed.

Keywords: State owned enterprises, Innovation, Development policy, China, Energy technologies, Entrepreneurial State.