Asias Computer Challenge: Threat or Opportunity for the United States and the World?

Hardcover | October 1, 1998

byJason Dedrick, Kenneth L. Kraemer

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How did the computer industry evolve into its present global structure? Why have some Asian countries succeeded more than others? Jason Dedrick and Kenneth L. Kraemer delve into these questions and emerge with an explanation of the rapid rise of the computer industry in the Asia-Pacificregion. Asia's Computer Challenge makes a systematic comparison of the historical development of the computer industries of Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan and concludes that neither a plan versus market, nor a country versus company dichotomy fully explains the diversity found among thesecountries. The authors identify a new force--the emergence of a global production network. Reaching beyond specific companies and countries, this book explores the strategic implications for the Asian-Pacific countries and the United states. Now East Asia is faced with a challenge; they must makethe move from low margin hardware business to high margin software and information businesses, while Americans must respond by maintaining leadership in standards, design, marketing, and business innovation.

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How did the computer industry evolve into its present global structure? Why have some Asian countries succeeded more than others? Jason Dedrick and Kenneth L. Kraemer delve into these questions and emerge with an explanation of the rapid rise of the computer industry in the Asia-Pacificregion. Asia's Computer Challenge makes a systema...

Kenneth L. Kraemer, Professor, Graduate School of Economics; Director, Center for Research on Information Technology and Organization, both at University of California, Irvine.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.13 × 5.98 × 0.1 inPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195122011

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Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of Tables1. Competing in Computers2. Globalization of the Computer Industry3. Japan and the PC Revolution4. Asia's New Competitors: Korea and Taiwan5. Asia's New Competitors: Singapore and Hong Kong6. Findings from the East Asian Experience7. Lessons for Companies and Countries8. Competing Computers in the Network EraAppendixNotesReferenceIndex

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"This book is a thoughtful, carefully researched, well-documented study of an important part of the computer world. The authors spent considerable time in the region talking with the important players. For companies seeking to get into the Asian market and companies that can be affected bywhat happens in the region, it is a must read."--Information Systems Management