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Title: Upgrading through linkages? The Taiwanese notebook PC production network in China
Author: Yang, Yung-Kai
ISNI:       0000 0001 3574 4526
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis re-examines the 'upgrading through linkages' thesis which argues that participation in global production networks is critical to the development of indigenous firms and industries in developing countries.We challenge the idea that 'quasi-hierarchy' or 'modular' production networks, a typology modelled largely on the evolution of the personal computer and associated electronics components, provides the greatest openness for participation and possibility for industrial upgrading for firms in developing countries.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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