publication . Article . 2002

wto accession and the managerial challenges for manufacturing sectors in china

Godfrey Yeung; Mok, V.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2002 Journal: Asia Pacific Business Review, volume 9, pages 158-183 (issn: 1360-2381, eissn: 1743-792X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Based on 31 case studies, this study tests the validity of four major managerial hypotheses for manufacturers in China after WTO accession. It is argued that the skills of managers will be severely tested in four specific areas after China accedes to the WTO: (1) preparing for trade disputes with their overseas competitors, (2) developing newer and higher value-added products and diversifying their markets, (3) selecting the appropriate localization strategy, and (4) upgrading manufacturing processes and work practices to comply with international (and regional) standards, as well as being aware of overseas competitors using these standards as non-trade barriers...
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free text keywords: Economics, Accession, China, Competitor analysis, International trade, business.industry, business, HD28, H1
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publication . Article . 2002

wto accession and the managerial challenges for manufacturing sectors in china

Godfrey Yeung; Mok, V.;