The Dynamics of Local Learning in Global Value Chains: Experiences from East Asia by M. Kawakami

The Dynamics of Local Learning in Global Value Chains: Experiences from East Asia

EditorM. Kawakami, T. J. Sturgeon

Hardcover | July 19, 2011

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During the last few decades, globalization has transformed economic development in East Asia. The expansion of foreign direct investment, increase in international trade, and accelerated flow of financial and human resources across country borders have triggered rapid industrialization and economic integration in the region.

This volume uses the global value chains (GVC) perspective, to explore how the dynamic interactions between firms from developed and developing economies, together with other factors, have stimulated and shaped the rise of local firm capabilities in East Asia. By extending and modifying the existing GVC perspective, the contributors present their own analytical framework to explain the rise of firm capabilities within value-chain dynamics.

This book is essential reading for all interested in development economics, international trade policy and East Asian economics and studies.

About The Author

MOMOKO KAWAKAMI is Deputy Director of the Technological Innovation and Economic Growth Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center at the Institute of Developing Economies, (JETRO), Japan. His main areas of interest include industrial development in Taiwan and East Asian economies.   TIMOTHY J. STURGEON is Senior Research Affilia...
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Title:The Dynamics of Local Learning in Global Value Chains: Experiences from East AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:July 19, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230238491

ISBN - 13:9780230238497

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Value Chain Dynamics and Capability Formation by Latecomer Firms in East Asia
Chapter 1: Inter-firm Dynamics of Notebook PC Value Chains and the Rise of Taiwanese Original Design Manufacturing Firms
Chapter 2: Value Chain Creation and Reorganization: The Growth Path of China's Mobile Phone Handset Industry
Chapter 3: Value Chain Dynamics and Local Suppliers' Capability Building: An Analysis of the Vietnamese Motorcycle Industry
Chapter 4: Local Firms' Capability Development in Captive Value Chains: Evidence from the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry
Chapter 5: To Be or Not to Be a Supplier to TNCs? An Entrepreneurial Approach to Linkage Formation in Malaysian Electronics Industries
Chapter 6: Inter-Country Value Distribution in the East Asian Electronics and Automobile Industries: An Empirical Global Value Chain Approach
Chapter 7: Learning and Earning in Global Value Chains: Lessons in Supplier Competence Building in East Asia
Concluding Remarks