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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.
- 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
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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- © Academic Press 2018
- 5th December 2018
- Academic Press
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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.
Member of the Research Staff, Party School of Beijing Municipal Materials Co., Ltd., Beijing, China
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.
Research Staff member, Beijing Research Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Technology, Beijing, China
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