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The China advantage : a competitive analysis of Chinese high-tech industries

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dc.contributor.advisor Michael Cusumano. en_US Bian, Leiming en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial a-cc--- en_US 2006-11-07T13:38:46Z 2006-11-07T13:38:46Z 2005 en_US 2005 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design and Management Program, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-121). en_US
dc.description.abstract The emergence of China as a rising economic power has surprised many pundits and commentators around the world. It first gained its status as one of the largest manufacturing centers in the world, creating companies from toy makers to networking gear manufacturers, which successfully used their low cost advantage to compete against firms based in developed countries. As western countries including the U.S. started to attribute China's success to the abundance of low cost labor, a few Chinese firms rose up to challenge the dominance of multinational corporations. In the high-tech industries, in particular, some firms have started to combine their low wage advantage with sophisticated end-to-end strategies by ramping up competencies in important areas in the value chain, including research and development, manufacturing and supply chain management, marketing, and strategy. This thesis examines the competitive advantage and disadvantage of Chinese high-tech industries by studying a number of firms in the information technology sectors. en_US
dc.description.abstract (cont.) It demonstrates that the competitive advantages of those industries include low cost structures, a pool of highly skilled engineers and scientists, a sophisticated science and technology infrastructure, a growing domestic market with enormous potential, and a cluster of related high-tech industries that benefit each other. The thesis also reveals that most Chinese high-tech firms still lack financial capital, brand recognition, talents, managerial competencies, and technological capabilities. The thesis concludes by offering a set of recommendations to Chinese high-tech firms to help them become more respectable global players. In the meantime, this work also proposes a different set of strategies that US high-tech firms can use to gain the "next" innovative advantage in this extremely competitive global business environment. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Leiming Bian. en_US
dc.format.extent 121 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title The China advantage : a competitive analysis of Chinese high-tech industries en_US
dc.title.alternative Competitive analysis of Chinese high-tech industries en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 71441670 en_US

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