From foreign technology dependence towards greater innovation autonomy: China’s integration into the information and communications technology (ICT) global value chain (GVC)

Seamus Grimes*, Chun YANG

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Abstract

China’s integration into the information and communications technology global value chain has taken place as global technology corporations outsourced and offshored an increasing range of functions, including manufacturing, assembly, and to some extent, innovation to more competitive regions within China. Initially disappointed with low levels of technology transfer from foreign companies, China has sought to achieve greater levels of technology autonomy through more aggressive efforts in recent years to push for indigenous innovation by leveraging market access. China has achieved some limited success in establishing domestic brands but continues to lack significant core technology in critical areas such as semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-148
Number of pages17
JournalArea Development and Policy
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2018

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Urban Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

User-Defined Keywords

  • China
  • global value chain integration
  • information and communications technology

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