Professor Tan Runhua’s Publication Ranks the Most Highly Cited Chinese Book among Related Discipline in 2016
With the publication of The Annual Report On Highly Cited Chinese Books (2016), TRIZ and Applications – The Process and Methods of Technological Innovation, written by Prof. Tan Runhua, vice president of HEBUT, ranks the first in the discipline of “ Science and Scientific Research” on the list of “Top 3 highly cited Chinese books 2010-2014” of all disciplines.
This annual report selects over 70,000 highly cited books of 105 subjects in 6 categories (Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medical, Humanities and Social Science) published between 1949 - 2009 and 2010 – 2014, based on the catalogs of China Archives of Publications and data of books (about 4.22 million) published after the founding of the PRC in CIP catalogs, as well as more than 14.5 million references of academic journals, doctoral dissertations, masters' theses and conference papers in CNKI. Though the number of these highly cited books only makes up 1.68% of China’s publications, their citation frequencies occupy 67% of the total. Relevant data analysis shows that their reprinting rate is much higher than the average.
Product innovation needs to be guided by certain theories and TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) in former USSR takes the lead in the world. Mr. Tan’s book, which contains a complete TRIZ theoretical framework, can provide solutions to difficulties emerging in product innovation. It is a good reference for enterprises that want to conduct innovative engineering training and build a creative team. The book is also a good reader for R&D staff, managers, senior college students, engineering graduate students and MBA students.
(Translated by Wang Han, revised by Zhang Shanglian and proofread by Shi Gengshan)