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Global Value Chains and Production Networks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128148471, 9780128148488

Global Value Chains and Production Networks

1st Edition

Case Studies of Siemens and Huawei

Authors: Cui Fengru Liu Guitang
Paperback ISBN: 9780128148471
eBook ISBN: 9780128148488
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th December 2018
Page Count: 282
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Global Value Chains and Production Networks: Case Studies of Siemens and Huawei presents theories and frameworks that facilitate the evolution of GPN studies, from macro perspectives based on territory and industry to the use of micro (firm-level) data. The book explores these theories and frameworks through detailed case studies of two major corporations, Siemens and Huawei. With the GPN/GVC structure of Chinese firms not well known outside China, despite the growing importance of Chinese firms in the global economy, this guide plays a pivotal role in facilitating the use of data that promise to unlock economic cooperation and value.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes micro-data analytical models and their methodological underpinnings
  • Illustrates how these data illuminate the economic structures of two comparable GPNs within highly divergent institutional contexts
  • Suggests how companies can cooperate with foreign partners to enhance their global management capacity and reshape their advantages in international competition


Graduate students in economics and professionals working on international trade and industrial organization subjects

Table of Contents

1. Overview of GPN
2. Theoretical Basis of Micro-research on GPN
3. Analysis Framework of GPN
4. Siemens' GPN
5. Huawei’s GPN
6. Development Trend of GPN in Post-crisis Era
7. Conclusion and Prospect


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About the Authors

Cui Fengru

Dr. Fengru Cui is a member of the research staff of the Party School of Beijing Municipal Materials Co., Ltd. She received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Her research interests include global value chains, global production networks, international trade, international business, and multinational companies. Among her special skills are enterprise strategic planning, brand management and vocational education.

Affiliations and Expertise

Member of the Research Staff, Party School of Beijing Municipal Materials Co., Ltd., Beijing, China

Liu Guitang

Mr. Guitang Liu is a member of the research staff of Beijing Electro-mechanical Engineering Institute. He is an expert on manufacturing informationization, systems engineering and project management, with over 15 years’ working experience in the planning, design, and building of information application systems. He has provided consulting services for enterprises in aerospace, aviation, railway transportation, construction machinery, electronics equipment and other industries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Staff member, Beijing Research Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Technology, Beijing, China

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