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TitleProduction and R&D networks of foreign ventures in China: Implications for technological dynamism and regional development
 
AuthorsWei, YHD4
Zhou, Y3
Sun, Y1
Lin, GCS2
 
KeywordsChina
Embeddedness
Foreign Investment
Production Networks
Regional Development
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apgeog
 
CitationApplied Geography, 2012, v. 32 n. 1, p. 106-118 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2010.06.008
 
AbstractThis paper analyzes the nature of FDI local networks in production and R&D activities in China and discusses their implications for technological dynamism and regional development. We investigate foreign ventures (or foreign-invested enterprises, FIEs) in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry, based on a large-scale survey of ICT firms conducted in three mega-city regions of China: Beijing, Shanghai-Suzhou, and Shenzhen-Dongguan. Our data show that FIEs in China are gradually localizing their production, but the extent of local embeddedness is contingent upon home country effects, local specific contexts and FDI-host region relationships. We have also found significant influence of industrial agglomeration on FDI location and network decisions. Beijing tends to have broader FDI sources and better integrated global-local networks, while in those regions dominated by FDI such as Suzhou and Dongguan, FIEs are thinly embedded with local economies and tend to establish global-local networks among themselves; local embeddedness is limited by a series of technological, institutional, spatial, and structural mismatches. Shanghai and Shenzhen are in between. More efforts are still needed to better integrate FDI with local economies and strengthen China's local innovative capacities. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
 
ISSN0143-6228
2013 Impact Factor: 2.650
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.285
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2010.06.008
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000295994000015
 
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dc.contributor.authorZhou, Y
 
dc.contributor.authorSun, Y
 
dc.contributor.authorLin, GCS
 
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dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the nature of FDI local networks in production and R&D activities in China and discusses their implications for technological dynamism and regional development. We investigate foreign ventures (or foreign-invested enterprises, FIEs) in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry, based on a large-scale survey of ICT firms conducted in three mega-city regions of China: Beijing, Shanghai-Suzhou, and Shenzhen-Dongguan. Our data show that FIEs in China are gradually localizing their production, but the extent of local embeddedness is contingent upon home country effects, local specific contexts and FDI-host region relationships. We have also found significant influence of industrial agglomeration on FDI location and network decisions. Beijing tends to have broader FDI sources and better integrated global-local networks, while in those regions dominated by FDI such as Suzhou and Dongguan, FIEs are thinly embedded with local economies and tend to establish global-local networks among themselves; local embeddedness is limited by a series of technological, institutional, spatial, and structural mismatches. Shanghai and Shenzhen are in between. More efforts are still needed to better integrate FDI with local economies and strengthen China's local innovative capacities. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
 
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dc.identifier.citationApplied Geography, 2012, v. 32 n. 1, p. 106-118 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2010.06.008
 
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dc.subjectChina
 
dc.subjectEmbeddedness
 
dc.subjectForeign Investment
 
dc.subjectProduction Networks
 
dc.subjectRegional Development
 
dc.titleProduction and R&D networks of foreign ventures in China: Implications for technological dynamism and regional development
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. California State University Northridge
  2. The University of Hong Kong
  3. Vassar College
  4. University of Utah