publication . Other literature type . Preprint . Article . 2014

Industrial upgrading in global production networks: the case of the Chinese automotive industry

Yan Sheng Li; Xin Xin Kong; Miao Zhang;
  • Published: 20 Dec 2014
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
This article examines the development of China's automotive industry. The evidence shows that integration in global production networks has stimulated upgrading of technological capabilities among automotive firms. However, the competitiveness and intra-industry analyses show mixed results. Although intra-industry trade in automotive products has improved since 2000, the trade competitiveness of completely built-up vehicles has largely remained in low value-added activities. Nevertheless, firm-level evidence shows that the industry has undergone considerable upgrading, albeit in low value-added activities. Trade integration and host-country institutional support...
Subjects
free text keywords: automotive industry, foreign firms, production networks, technological capabilities, jel:L62, jel:L22, jel:L14, jel:O31, Marketing, Institutional support, Commerce, Automotive industry, business.industry, business, Economics, Industrial organization, China
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