China and the Development of Technologies for Global Energy Sustainability
Watson Institute director Edward Steinfeld and Brown postdoc Jonas Nahm, in collaboration with engineering faculty, are exploring the process by which Chinese, American and European companies engage in collaborative innovation and product development in the energy technology domain. How do firms work with – and learn from – one another? How do the capabilities of firms relate to the social institutions and public policies of their respective home countries? How can firm-level collaboration be understood in the context of other phenomena such as geopolitical rivalry, trade wars, accusations of intellectual property theft and commercial competition?