State Logic and Government’s Dominant Role in Formation of Shanghai State Electric Power Industry (1945-1965)

From XIII Triple Helix Conference 2015

State Logic and Government’s Dominant Role in Formation of Shanghai State Electric Power Industry (1945-1965)

Ming Gao, Chunyan Zhou

Keywords:Shanghai electric power industry, State logic, Statist Model (Government-pulled triple helix), State electric power, Shanghai University of Electric Power

The Government’s dominant role in formation of the Shanghai state electric power in a transition period (1945-1965) for government administration, economic system and ruling party is the focus of this paper, based on “state logic —- putting national interests above all else”. This is also a case study of government-pulled triple helix. When World War II ended in 1945, the American-run Shanghai Electric Power Corporation struggled to maintain electricity production. The Shanghai municipal government decided to form “Shanghai Joint Electric Power Corporation” in 1948, but the project wasn’t approved by Kuomintang’s central national government. However, the P.R. China Government nationalized the key plants in 1950, starting to establish a state electric power enterprise.

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