Title

Global supplier without a global brand name : a case study of Hong Kong’s electronics industry

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Asian Journal of Social Science

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Volume

32

Issue

3

First Page

476

Last Page

500

Abstract

The production capacity of Hong Kong’s electronics manufacturers for certain electronic products has reached the number-one ranking amongst world export suppliers in terms of total quantity, quality and values. Yet, there is an absence of global brand name electronic products in the industry. This paper aims to explore how this development pattern is possible by conducting indepth interview research with 35 managing directors and CEOs from the manufacturer companies, and analyzing secondary data from the Hong Kong government. The research findings indicate that without government support and assistance to overcome the structural difficulties in the production process, and market and product diversification, an individual manufacturer can hardly grow bigger in company size continuously and mobilize large amounts of capital to develop global brand name products. The study also indicates that the role of the government has no effect on the growth of the export sector; however, it influences the industrial organizational structure and industrial specialization pattern.

DOI

10.1163/1568531043584809

Print ISSN

15684849

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Copyright © 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Recommended Citation

Lam, R. C., & Kwok, H.-K. (2004). Global supplier without a global brand name: A case study of Hong Kong’s electronics industry. Asian Journal of Social Science, 32(3), 476-500. doi: 10.1163/1568531043584809

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