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Article: Impacts of business environment changes on global manufacturing in the Chinese Greater Pearl River Delta: a supply chain perspective
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TitleImpacts of business environment changes on global manufacturing in the Chinese Greater Pearl River Delta: a supply chain perspective
 
AuthorsZhang, A1
Huang, GQ1
Liu, XM
 
KeywordsFacility location
Global manufacturing
Mixed integer programming
Pearl River Delta
Supply chain management
 
Issue Date2011
 
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/00036846.html
 
CitationApplied Economics, 2011, v. 44 n. 34, p. 4505-4514 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2011.591737
 
AbstractBusiness operating conditions have changed substantially in the Chinese Greater Pearl River Delta (GPRD) due to the Chinese currency appreciation, rising labour costs, highly volatile oil prices and new processing trade policies. Such changes have triggered manufacturers to rethink their global operations. This article studies potential global manufacturing trends from a supply chain perspective. A mixed integer programming model suggests that these changes have negatively affected the region's competitive advantages as its labour-intensive production mainly targets at the mass market and competes on low costs. Three production relocation trends are affirmed, i.e. the relocation to lower-cost areas within China, lower-cost Asian countries and areas near end markets. However, it is also discovered that the GPRD region still attracts businesses with its formation of industrial clusters, the enhanced comparative advantage against competing regions in inland China or Asian lower-cost countries under high oil prices, and Hong Kong's being a robust location choice to host trade operations. © 2012 Taylor & Francis.
 
ISSN0003-6846
2013 Impact Factor: 0.518
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.551
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2011.591737
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000301545600008
 
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dc.identifier.citationApplied Economics, 2011, v. 44 n. 34, p. 4505-4514 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2011.591737
 
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dc.subjectFacility location
 
dc.subjectGlobal manufacturing
 
dc.subjectMixed integer programming
 
dc.subjectPearl River Delta
 
dc.subjectSupply chain management
 
dc.titleImpacts of business environment changes on global manufacturing in the Chinese Greater Pearl River Delta: a supply chain perspective
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Birkbeck University of London