Global Taiwan

Global Taiwan

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Global Taiwan examines the impact of globalization on the industry and economy of Taiwan since the spectacular growth of the 1990s. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with firms in Taiwan, China, the United States, Japan, Europe, and other areas, the book analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of Taiwanese firms at a time when they face new competition from powerful global leaders and new producers in China. The contributors cover topics of enormous importance for Taiwan as well as the rest of the world, including transformations in the international economy, technological advances that enabled modularization and fragmentation of the production system, contract manufacturers, regionalization, and links with Chinese industry. The book addresses such questions as: Can Taiwanese companies be maintained and expanded with the same corporate strategies and public policies as in the past? Can these strategies still work for other countries? If changes are required, what resources can be mobilized in the public and private sectors? As massive relocation of manufacturing and services moves plants and jobs to low-wage countries like China and India, what will remain at home in societies like Taiwan?... DBM provides design support for OEM suppliers such as Automotive Lighting, Visteon, Valeo, Textron, and Guide Corporation, and their ... Several Taiwanese firms interviewed are also entering the U.S. OEM parts supply chain. ... Currently the firm has signed contracts for 200, 000 units of the a€œPanorama Roofa€ for use in Chevroleta#39;s 2004 Silverado models. Nissan has also signed a contract for 350, 000 units for its 2004 Quest model.68 In addition, in 2004 Macauto secured a six-yearanbsp;...

Title:Global Taiwan
Author:Suzanne Berger, Richard K. Lester
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-02-12


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