publication . Preprint . 2003

How Sustainable are Benefits from Global Production Networks? Malaysia's Upgrading Prospects in the Electronics Industry

Dieter Ernst;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2003
The paper introduces an operational definition of industrial upgrading (IU and documents the emergence of complex, multi-tier "networks of networks" which provide new opportunities for IU, but which also raise threshold requirements for participating in these networks. I highlight structural weaknesses of the Malaysian electronics industry that constrain its upgrading prospects; assess current policies that try to link cluster development and global network integration; discuss adjustments in linkages with global brand leaders (OEMs); and ask to what degree linkages with contract manufacturers (CMs) can broaden network benefits. The paper concludes, by exploring...

Best, M., (2001) The New Competitive Advantage, Oxford University Press

Borrus, M., D. Ernst, and S. Haggard (2000), eds., International Production Networks in Asia. Rivalry or Riches?, Routledge, London etc

Chen, Shin-Horng (2002), Global Production Networks and Information Technology: The Case of Taiwan, Industry and Innovation, 9 (3). Special issue on “Global Production Networks”, guest editors: D. Ernst and Linsu Kim

Saxenian, A., (2002) The Silicon Valley Connection: Transnational Networks and Regional Development in Taiwan, China and India. In special issue on Global Production, guest editors: D. Ernst and Linsu Kim, Industry and Innovation, 9 (2): 183- 2002

Powered by OpenAIRE Open Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue