ABSTRACT

The economic crisis of 1997 called East Asia's economic miracle into question and generated widespread criticism of the region's developmental models. However, the crisis did little to alter the growing economic integration of American, Japanese and Chinese firms who have created cross-border production networks. This book addresses the changing nature of high-tech industries in Asia, particularly in the electronics sector, where such networks are increasingly designed to foster and to exploit the region's highly heterogenous technology, skills and know-how.

1. Cross-Border Production Networks and the Industrial Integration of the Asia-Pacific Michael Borrus, Dieter Ernst and Stephan Haggard2. International Competitiveness, Regional Integration and Corporate Strategies in the East Asian Electronic Industry Paolo Guerrieri3. The Resurgence of U.S. Electronics: Asian Production Networks and the Rise of Wintelism Michael Borrus4. Globalization, Convergence and Diversity: The Asian Production Networks of Japanese Electronics Firms Dieter Ernst5. What Permits David to Defeat Goliath? The Taiwanese Model in the Computer Industry Dieter Ernst6. Technological Capabilities and Samsung Electronics' International Production Network in Asia Youngsoo Kim7. Riding the Waves. Technological Change, Competing US-Japan Production Networks and the Growth of Singapore's Electronics Industry Pog-Kam Wong8. Japan and the United States in the Malaysian Electronics Sector Greg Linden9. Convergence, and Diversity: HowGlobalization Reshaped Asian Production Networks Dieter Ernst and John Ravenhill