標題: Determinants of Manufacturing Location in China: An Examination of Taiwan-invested Electronics Assembly Plants
作者: Lo, Woei
Niu, Han-Jen
Yang, Chyan
Wang, Yau-De
管理科學系
經營管理研究所
Department of Management Science
Institute of Business and Management
關鍵字: Consignment contract manufacturer;original equipment manufacturer;foreign direct investment;manufacturing site selection;analytic hierarchy process
公開日期: 2010
摘要: An upswing in labour costs and currency appreciation during the 1980s caused companies from more advanced Asian economies, such as Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan, to search for new manufacturing sites in order to obtain lower costs. China was one of the main options for these outward investments, with its huge and rapidly growing market, plentiful, low-cost labour and vast territory. The literature on foreign direct investment has analysed the location strategies of multinational enterprises across national borders, but there have been fewer studies of location decisions by foreign investors within the borders of a single country. We examine how companies determine which location offers the best opportunity to establish an assembly-type manufacturing site in China. We surveyed 17 Taiwanese enterprises that have established this kind of manufacturing base in China, and found that the major factors influencing location selection are economics, politics, the cluster effect and bureaucratic efficiency. It was found that the eastern region, which includes Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai, was considered better for establishing manufacturing bases than other regions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/14128
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00472336.2010.492608
ISSN: 0047-2336
DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2010.492608
期刊: JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ASIA
Volume: 40
Issue: 4
起始頁: 638
結束頁: 655
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