The Global Green Economy: Competition or Cooperation between Europe and China?

Hubert Schmitz, Rasmus Lema

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This article examines the changing relationship between European and Chinese wind power firms. It shows that fierce competition between the lead firms in this industry co-exists with cooperation between Chinese wind turbine makers and European knowledge intensive business services. These relationships of cooperation come to light once we open up the value chain, in particular the innovation part. The article shows that unpacking the innovation process and unpacking changes over time is essential for bringing to light inter-firm cooperation across the Europe-China divide.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Triple Challenge for Europe: Economic Development, Climate Change, and Governance
EditorsJan Fagerberg, Staffan Laestadius, Ben Martin
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780198747413
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Global value chains
  • wind power
  • competition
  • cooperation
  • knowledge-intensive business services
  • Europe
  • China


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