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Taiwanese Corporations in Globalisation and Regionalisation


  • Gee San


Many of Taiwan's highly export-oriented enterprises are small and medium-sized, and many are in a relatively good position to cope with, even to take advantage of, globalisation. Because they generally do not have strong in-house R&D, and often do not have their own global marketing channels and internationally recognised brand names, however, many also see globalisation as a serious threat. To cope with the challenges of globalisation, Taiwanese firms are adopting various strategies to strengthen their technological capabilities; these strategies include joint R&D efforts in Taiwan, and technology alliances with foreign partners. Faced with challenges at home — including labour shortages, major appreciation of the NT dollar and an environmental protection movement — as well as the pressures of globalisation, many firms are also striving to internationalise their operations, both in Asia and outside the region (especially in North America, more recently in Europe). Direct overseas ... De nombreuses sociétés d'exportations taiwanaises sont de petite ou moyenne dimension et beaucoup d'entre elles ont une position relativement favorable pour faire face ou même pour tirer avantageusement parti de la globalisation. Du fait qu'elles ne disposent généralement pas d'un important support interne de R&D, ni de réseau de marketing à l'échelon mondial, ni de marque internationale reconnue, pour certaines de ces sociétés la globalisation est cependant considérée comme une menace. Afin d'être en mesure de répondre aux défis de la globalisation, ces sociétés taiwanaises adoptent diverses stratégies leur permettant de renforcer leur capacité technologique ; ces stratégies se manifestent par une coopération dans les travaux de R&D et des alliances technologiques avec des partenaires étrangers. Confrontées à des défis internes, comme le manque de main-d'oeuvre, une importante surévaluation du dollar taiwanais (NT dollar) et un mouvement de défense de l'environnement auxquels viennent ...

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  • Gee San, 1992. "Taiwanese Corporations in Globalisation and Regionalisation," OECD Development Centre Working Papers 61, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:devaaa:61-en

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