WTO Accession and Managerial Challenges for Manufacturing Sectors in Southern China

Yeung, G and Mok, V (2002) WTO Accession and Managerial Challenges for Manufacturing Sectors in Southern China. Asia Pacific Business Review, 9 (2). pp. 158-183. ISSN 1360-2381

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Based on 31 case studies, this study tests the validity of four major managerial hypotheses for manufacturers in China after WTO accession. It is argued that the skills of managers will be severely tested in four specific areas after China accedes to the WTO: (1) preparing for trade disputes with their overseas competitors, (2) developing newer and higher value-added products and diversifying their markets, (3) selecting the appropriate localization strategy, and (4) upgrading manufacturing processes and work practices to comply with international (and regional) standards, as well as being aware of overseas competitors using these standards as non-trade barriers. Managers also have to strike a delicate balance to deal with these interrelated challenges under the constraints of time and available resources.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by Taylor & Francis
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0028 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Godfrey Yeung
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 20:39
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/123
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