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Global Production Networks and Information Technology: The Case of Taiwan

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Recent developments have called into question the extent to which local agglomeration adequately encapsulates the dynamics of Taiwan's information technology industry. Under the pressure of globalization, global production networks have come to the fore of Taiwan's industrial strategy. By means of in-depth case studies on a PC and an IC firm, this paper sets to explore issues as to the Taiwanese firms' position within these global production networks and the way in which IT is used to facilitate the Taiwanese firms' participation in the global production networks. On balance, the use of IT in conjunction with the reshuffling of business models can help the Taiwanese firms to strengthen their position within the global production networks. In particular, the essence of IT application is to facilitate networked firms participating in setting the rules of the game for industrial competition, preferably in the international arena.

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  • Shin-Horng Chen, 2002. "Global Production Networks and Information Technology: The Case of Taiwan," Industry and Innovation, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(3), pages 249-265.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:indinn:v:9:y:2002:i:3:p:249-265
    DOI: 10.1080/1366271022000034480
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    1. Chen, Shin-Horng & Wen, Pei-Chang, 2016. "Post Catch-up with Market Cultivation and Product Servicizing: Case of Taiwan's Transportation Equipment Industries," AGI Working Paper Series 2016-16, Asian Growth Research Institute.
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    3. Shin-Horng Chen & Meng-Chun Liu, 2005. "International R&D Deployment and Locational Advantage of Developing Countries: A Case Study of Taiwan," NBER Chapters,in: International Trade in East Asia, NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics, Volume 14, pages 81-108 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Michael C. Haung & Nobuhiro Hosoe, 2016. "Computable General Equilibrium Assessment Of A Compound Disaster In Northern Taiwan," Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 28(2), pages 89-106, July.
    5. Shin-Horng Shen & Meng-Chun Liu & Hui-Tzu Shih, 2003. "R&D Services and Global Production Networks: A Taiwanese Perspective," Economics Study Area Working Papers 52, East-West Center, Economics Study Area.
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    8. Chen, Shin-Horng, 2004. "Taiwanese IT firms' offshore R&D in China and the connection with the global innovation network," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 337-349, March.
    9. Chen-Lung Chin & Picheng Lee & Hsin-Yi Chi & Asokan Anandarajan, 2006. "Patent Citation, R&D Spillover, and Tobin's Q: Evidence from Taiwan Semiconductor Industry," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 26(1), pages 67-84, February.
    10. Michael C. Huang & Nobuhiro Hosoe, 2014. "A General Equilibrium Assessment on a Compound Disaster in Northern Taiwan," GRIPS Discussion Papers 14-06, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
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