(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Strategic coupling of local firms in global production networks : the rise of the home appliance industry in Shunde, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LIU Y. (1) ; YANG C. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Tourism Management and Planning, Sun Yat-sen Univ., Guangzhou, CHINE
(2) Dept. of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist Univ., Kowloon Tong, CHINE


This paper examines the rise of the home appliance industry in Shunde, a city district of Foshan municipality located in the western. Pearl River Delta (PRD), China. It argues that the Shunde model is attributed to the proactive roles of local firms in establishing domestic market-oriented production networks and expanding global market reach. They mobilized regional assets to develop strategic coupling with foreign firms in a conducive institutional environment for industrial catch-up. This viable trajectory has valuable policy implications for latecomer regions in the aftermath of global financial crisis


Article of periodic

published at : Eurasian geography and economics / ISSN 1538-7216


Millesime : 2013, vol. 54, no4 [pp. 444-463]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 3 tabl., 1 carte



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