The Globalization of Chinese Business

Author: Robert Taylor

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 1780634498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The main theme of the book is the globalisation of China’s markets and Chinese business management in the context of ongoing reform at home and the country’s growing global economic role. The Globalisation of Chinese Business includes contributions relating to a wide range of manufacturing and service sectors, encompassing such areas as foreign investment, state and private enterprise, human resource management, consumer culture and advertising, financial markets and healthcare. Following an introduction by the editor there are four sections, the first focused on the globalisation of Chinese management and the second on the evolution of Chinese management. The remaining sections contain chapters on China’s growing service sector, growing markets and competition, and healthcare system reform. An epilogue by the editor in the remaining section concludes. Covers a range of managerial issues relating to both manufacturing and services in China in the context of ongoing managerial reform Discusses the corporate strategies of both Chinese and foreign companies Examines the targeting of Chinese and global markets Details the globalisation of Chinese business management

Building Engines for Growth and Competitiveness in China

Author: Douglas Zhihua Zeng

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821384333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6786

In the past 30 years, China has achieved an unprecedented development 'miracle' in human history. How did China achieve this? What are the key drivers for such a rapid growth? And most importantly, what can be learned from China s success? While many factors could be identified to explain China's success, it is no doubt that the numerous Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and industrial clusters that emerged after the country s reforms are two important engines that have been driving China s rapid development. The key experiences of China's SEZs and industrial clusters could be best summarized as: gradualism with experimental approach; strong commitment; and an active facilitating state with strong pragmatism. This book reviews the development experiences of China's SEZs and industrial clusters through extensive research, field visits, and case studies in an attempt to benefit the policy-makers, development practitioners, scholars from developing countries, and the global development community in general. It contains five detailed case studies three SEZs in the broadest sense (Shenzhen, Tianjin and Kunshan) and two industrial clusters (Wenzhou footwear cluster in Zhejiang and Xiqiao textile cluster in Guangdong). This volume represents the most comprehensive volume to date on China's experiences with both its SEZ and cluster experiences.

Institutional Change and the Development of Industrial Clusters in China

Author: Jinmin Wang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814579874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 9154

The book mainly uses the New Institutional Economics Approach (NIE) to examine the formation and development of industrial clusters in China through multiple case studies of textile and clothing clusters in the Zhejiang province. The micro case studies illustrate the interaction between institutional change and the industrial development of China in transition. It also attempts to fill the information gap through an analysis of the typical institutional factors leading to the development and upgrading of industrial clusters, and provides a better understanding of the changing nature of the public-private interface in the process of cluster development in China. Contents:IntroductionInstitutions, Industrial Clusters and Regional DevelopmentGlobal Institutional Change and the Development of Textile and Clothing Clusters in ChinaInstitutional Change and the Development of Industrial Clusters in Zhejiang ProvinceThe Ningbo Clothing ClusterShaoxing Textile ClusterYiwu Socks ClusterConclusions Readership: Undergraduates, graduates and scholars in contemporary Chinese Studies, development studies and international business management in the Asia-Pacific region. Keywords:China;Industrial Clusters;Institutional Change;Textile and Clothing;Public-Private Interface

Sustainability of Thailand's Competitiveness

Author: Patarapong Intarakumnerd,Yveline Lecler

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian

ISBN: 9814279471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

View: 5828

Competitiveness of a country requires continuous upgrading and, sometimes, major transformation. Thailand is at the crossroad. It can no longer pursue a strategy based on low-cost advantages, but its capability achievements are still too low to become an advanced economy. This book points out weaknesses of Thailand's national innovation system or education and suggests how the country should develop new capabilities to survive and prosper in the globalized and fiercely competitive world. It w...

Clusters and Economic Growth in Asia

Author: Sšren Eriksson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857930095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 189

View: 2434

This detailed book explores and provides insights into the development and transformation of various clusters, economies and industrial sectors in East and Southeast Asia. The authors study a number of important issues including the role of information and communication technology in economic growth, an emerging biomedical cluster in South Korea, an industrial agglomeration of Taiwanese electronics firms in China, and different sectorial and regional growth models in China. They also investigate the increasing relevance of cluster policies and the need to understand them in the context of the institutional and structural transition of newly industrializing East Asian economies. The book moves on to study the technology intensity of FDI in Vietnam and the implications for economic growth and emerging clusters, as well as the origin and characteristics of foreign technology transfer in a Chinese aircraft industry cluster. Clusters and Economic Growth in Asia will greatly appeal to academics, researchers, politicians, policy planners and industrial specialists, as well as those with a specific interest in clusters and economic growth in Asian economies.

The Dynamics of Regional Innovation

Author: Yveline Lecler

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814360600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 523

View: 9117

All over the world, open innovation is emerging and requires much more interactions between different actors with different organizational cultures: large firms and SMEs (i.e. industry), universities and research institutions (i.e. academia), as well as national and regional authorities for building the legal or incentive framework of innovation (i.e government). Certainly, flows of knowledge between these three spheres, which are also known as the triple helix, have always existed; but what appears to be new in an open innovation environment is the overlapping of their missions. In many areas such multi-actor interactions with overlapping roles did not emerge spontaneously, as was the case with the United States. Based on robust cases studied by researchers and practical experiences of personnel involved in innovation at public or private institutions, this book successively discusses the policy framework in Europe and Japan, the new role for universities due to intellectual property reform or technology transfer promotion, the new challenges for firms in terms of licensing, patents, corporate venturing, including entrepreneurship, incubation, venture capital or cross-industry knowledge sharing. All issues addressed in this book are clearly those toward regional innovation policies and practices that are open in nature. It contains descriptions and analysis of the various approaches taken by industrial, governmental, and academic players in various regions of Japan (Tohoku, Tokyo) and Europe (France, Belgium). The mix of theoretical and empirical material collected in this book was first presented at an international symposium in Tokyo. The dynamics of regional innovation is an on-going issue, and we are still standing at the threshold of this field of research. It is exactly why such a book is needed now.

Food Security and Industrial Clustering in Northeast Asia

Author: Lily Kiminami,Toshihiko Nakamura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 4431552820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 554

This book integrates diversified methodologies of area studies, regional economic development, regional science, and related fields to draw up a strategy for forming the “regional food industrial cluster” in Northeast Asia. This is done by assigning “innovation” to a core concept, with the basic problem of food security as the horizontal axis and the areas of Northeast Asia as the vertical axis. Specifically, the principle of “collaborative advantage” as a key factor is extracted from case studies on food industrial clustering in each area. As a final objective, a practical policy recommendation is presented while the theorization of the industrial cluster is developed. Therefore it is also a challenge to the old and new issue of food security which has been argued until now.

China's Evolving Industrial Policies and Economic Restructuring

Author: Zheng Yongnian,Sarah Y. Tong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317818806

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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In the past three decades, China has successfully transformed itself from an extremely poor economy to the world’s second largest economy. The country’s phenomenal economic growth has been sustained primarily by its rapid and continuous industrialisation. Currently industry accounts for nearly two-fifth of China’s gross domestic product, and since 2009 China has been the world’s largest exporter of manufactured products. This book explores the question of how far this industrial growth has been the product of government policies. It discusses how government policies and their priorities have developed and evolved, examines how industrial policies are linked to policies in other areas, such as trade, technology and regional development, and assesses how new policy initiatives are encouraging China’s increasing success in new technology-intensive industries. It also demonstrates how China’s industrial policies are linked to development of industrial clusters and regions.

Industrial Clusters, Upgrading and Innovation in East Asia

Author: Akifumi Kuchiki,Masatsugu Tsuji

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 2433

This lucid and informative book analyzes the problems of clusters in transition through studies of agglomerations at different stages of development in various East Asian countries. The contributors reconsider industrial cluster policy within a more dynamic and long-term framework, and explore how regional transformations can bring new insights to the theory of agglomeration and innovation. By identifying the factors and policies to promote upgrading, the authors establish the theoretical and policy basis for transforming industrial clusters from production-oriented to innovation-oriented agglomerations. They also study the important structural changes in the region, such as FTAs and the role of the WTO, and the consequent effects on clusters. Researchers and students of Asian economics, industrial clusters and innovation will find this incisive book invaluable. It will also prove to be a compelling read for policy makers in developing countries or international development organizations. Contributors include: V. Ammarapala, P. Chongphaisal, T. Gokan, X. He, B. Hu, C. Jeenanunta, S. Komolavanij, R. Liu, S.D. Meyanathan, S. Miyahara, M. Suzuki