THE GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN AND CHINA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY UPGRADING STRATEGY

Ping-Qing LIU, Hua-Jie SUI, Qiang GU

Abstract


The automotive industry is often thought of as one of the most global of all industries. In the globalization era, cost competitiveness alone will not be sufficient to guarantee further success. The China’s Local Industrial Clusters(LICs)faced a serious challenge between the top-down (global) and bottom-up (local) governance pressures. This paper uses the Global Value Chain(GVC) framework analysis to explain China Automotive Industry industry’s development stage, position of the GVC, demonstrate that the relationships with these global actors and upgrading opportunities of China Automotive Industry.
Key words: Global Value Chain, Automotive Industry, Upgrading Strategy

Keywords


Global Value Chain, Automotive Industry, Upgrading Strategy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.mse.1913035X20080201.002

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