Innovation policies play an important role throughout the development process of emerging industries in China. Existing policy and industry studies view the emergence process as a black–box, and fail to understand the impacts of policy to the process along which it varies. This paper aims to develop a multi–dimensional roadmapping tool to better analyse the dynamics between policy and industrial growth for new industries in China. Through reviewing the emergence process of Chinese wind turbine industry, this paper elaborates how policy and other factors influence the emergence of this industry along this path. Further, this paper generalises some Chinese specifics for the policy–industry dynamics. As a practical output, this study proposes a roadmapping framework that generalises some patterns of policy–industry interactions for the emergence process of new industries in China. This paper will be of interest to policy makers, strategists, investors and industrial experts.
Keywords: technology roadmapping, TRM, innovation policy, wind turbines, emerging industries, China, wind energy, wind power, industrial growth, policy–industry dynamics