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The Resource Local Dynamics of Industrial Upgrading : The Case of the Pearl River Delta in China, (electronic book)

Local Dynamics of Industrial Upgrading : The Case of the Pearl River Delta in China, (electronic book)

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Local Dynamics of Industrial Upgrading : The Case of the Pearl River Delta in China
Title
Local Dynamics of Industrial Upgrading
Title remainder
The Case of the Pearl River Delta in China
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Language
eng
Summary
This book examines industrial upgrading in Chinas Pearl River Delta (PRD), with a specific focus on how strategic coupling impacts industrial upgrading from the perspective of relational economic geography. It shows that firms in the PRD have been struggling after serving as low-tier suppliers and subcontractors for transnational corporations for two decades, since the 1980s opening reform in China. Indigenous innovation and direct state support have fostered the success of a few firms, but not the majority. In response, many local firms are now taking advantage of the opportunities to be found in global production networks, which link the PRD with the global economy. This book elaborates on how these opportunities are embedded and identified in global production networks with regard to different types of strategic coupling. It not only renews the theory of strategic coupling in economic geography, but also demonstrates potential strategies that latecomer firms can pursue, and which can have major implications for many developing countries and regions
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Liu, Yi
Dewey number
304.2
LC call number
H1-970.9
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Economic Geography Ser
Label
Local Dynamics of Industrial Upgrading : The Case of the Pearl River Delta in China, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
  • Description based upon print version of record
  • 5.2 Governance and Power Dynamics in the Global Electronics Industry
Contents
  • Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Thread of Industrial Upgrading in the Pearl River Delta -- 1.2 Missing Links in the Theories of Industrial Upgrading -- 1.3 A Relational Perspective on Industrial Upgrading -- 1.4 Empirical Contexts of the Case -- 1.5 Book Structure -- References -- 2 Unpacking the Geography of Industrial Upgrading -- 2.1 Questions in Industrial Upgrading -- 2.2 Industrial Change and Regional Development -- 2.2.1 Industrial Change and Capitalist Imperatives
  • 2.2.2 Adopting New Production Organizations: The 'Flexibility' Debate -- 2.2.3 Intra-regional Foundations of Industrial Growth: An Institutional Perspective -- 2.2.4 (Global) Networks of Production and Innovation -- 2.2.5 Critical Assessments: Where Is the Geography of Industrial Upgrading? -- 2.3 The Latecomer Economy: Mechanisms, Governance, and Politics in Studies of Economic Development -- 2.3.1 The Drivers of National Upgrading: The State-Centric Approaches -- 2.3.2 A Firm-Centric Approach in Studies of Global Value Chain -- 2.3.3 Local Upgrading in the Global Economy
  • 2.3.4 Critical Assessments: Whether the Geography of Industrial Upgrading? -- 2.4 Whither the Geography of Industrial Upgrading? -- References -- 3 The Interaction Between Strategic Coupling and Industrial Upgrading: A Framework -- 3.1 Upgrading in the Contemporary Global Economy -- 3.2 A Relational Perspective on Industrial Upgrading -- 3.2.1 A Debate on Relational Economic Geography -- 3.2.2 Conceptualizing Industrial Upgrading: In What Sense Is It Relational? -- 3.3 An Analytical Framework -- 3.3.1 Global Production Networks and Strategic Coupling -- 3.3.2 Actors, Knowledge Gaps, and Tension
  • 3.3.3 Power Dynamics and the Strategies of Local Firms -- 3.4 Strategic Coupling and the Dynamics of Industrial Upgrading -- 3.4.1 Variety of Strategic Coupling -- 3.4.2 Producing Industrial Upgrading: How Does Strategic Coupling Matter? -- 3.5 The General Mechanism of Industrial Upgrading -- References -- 4 Industrial Upgrading and Evolutionary Strategic Coupling in the Pearl River Delta -- 4.1 Changing Dynamics in the Pearl River Delta: Beyond a World Factory -- 4.2 Characteristics of Industrial Upgrading -- 4.3 Captive Coupling, Knowledge Diffusion, and Upgrading
  • 4.3.1 Formation of Captive Coupling -- 4.3.2 Limited Upgrading in Captive Coupling -- 4.4 Impetus of Change: Evolutionary Strategic Coupling -- 4.4.1 Changing Patterns of Foreign Trades: Moving Away from Captive Coupling -- 4.4.2 Divergent Performance of Key Actors: Who Are the Drivers? -- 4.4.3 Strategies of Local Upgrading -- 4.5 Dynamic Outcomes of Local Upgrading -- References -- 5 Captive Coupling in the Electronics Industry: Relocation, Localization, and Local Upgrading -- 5.1 Situating Latecomer Upgrading in the Electronics Industry
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (238 p.).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811542978
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-15-4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1153080738
  • (OCoLC)1153080738
Label
Local Dynamics of Industrial Upgrading : The Case of the Pearl River Delta in China, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
  • Description based upon print version of record
  • 5.2 Governance and Power Dynamics in the Global Electronics Industry
Contents
  • Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Thread of Industrial Upgrading in the Pearl River Delta -- 1.2 Missing Links in the Theories of Industrial Upgrading -- 1.3 A Relational Perspective on Industrial Upgrading -- 1.4 Empirical Contexts of the Case -- 1.5 Book Structure -- References -- 2 Unpacking the Geography of Industrial Upgrading -- 2.1 Questions in Industrial Upgrading -- 2.2 Industrial Change and Regional Development -- 2.2.1 Industrial Change and Capitalist Imperatives
  • 2.2.2 Adopting New Production Organizations: The 'Flexibility' Debate -- 2.2.3 Intra-regional Foundations of Industrial Growth: An Institutional Perspective -- 2.2.4 (Global) Networks of Production and Innovation -- 2.2.5 Critical Assessments: Where Is the Geography of Industrial Upgrading? -- 2.3 The Latecomer Economy: Mechanisms, Governance, and Politics in Studies of Economic Development -- 2.3.1 The Drivers of National Upgrading: The State-Centric Approaches -- 2.3.2 A Firm-Centric Approach in Studies of Global Value Chain -- 2.3.3 Local Upgrading in the Global Economy
  • 2.3.4 Critical Assessments: Whether the Geography of Industrial Upgrading? -- 2.4 Whither the Geography of Industrial Upgrading? -- References -- 3 The Interaction Between Strategic Coupling and Industrial Upgrading: A Framework -- 3.1 Upgrading in the Contemporary Global Economy -- 3.2 A Relational Perspective on Industrial Upgrading -- 3.2.1 A Debate on Relational Economic Geography -- 3.2.2 Conceptualizing Industrial Upgrading: In What Sense Is It Relational? -- 3.3 An Analytical Framework -- 3.3.1 Global Production Networks and Strategic Coupling -- 3.3.2 Actors, Knowledge Gaps, and Tension
  • 3.3.3 Power Dynamics and the Strategies of Local Firms -- 3.4 Strategic Coupling and the Dynamics of Industrial Upgrading -- 3.4.1 Variety of Strategic Coupling -- 3.4.2 Producing Industrial Upgrading: How Does Strategic Coupling Matter? -- 3.5 The General Mechanism of Industrial Upgrading -- References -- 4 Industrial Upgrading and Evolutionary Strategic Coupling in the Pearl River Delta -- 4.1 Changing Dynamics in the Pearl River Delta: Beyond a World Factory -- 4.2 Characteristics of Industrial Upgrading -- 4.3 Captive Coupling, Knowledge Diffusion, and Upgrading
  • 4.3.1 Formation of Captive Coupling -- 4.3.2 Limited Upgrading in Captive Coupling -- 4.4 Impetus of Change: Evolutionary Strategic Coupling -- 4.4.1 Changing Patterns of Foreign Trades: Moving Away from Captive Coupling -- 4.4.2 Divergent Performance of Key Actors: Who Are the Drivers? -- 4.4.3 Strategies of Local Upgrading -- 4.5 Dynamic Outcomes of Local Upgrading -- References -- 5 Captive Coupling in the Electronics Industry: Relocation, Localization, and Local Upgrading -- 5.1 Situating Latecomer Upgrading in the Electronics Industry
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (238 p.).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811542978
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-15-4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1153080738
  • (OCoLC)1153080738

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