Technology Capacity, Product Position and Firm’s Competitiveness: An Empirical Analysis
Southeast University - School of Economics and Management
Nanjing University - School of Economics
University of Nevada, Reno
Nanjing University - Industrial Economic Department - School of Economics
Using firm-level data from a 2009 survey conducted in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, this paper examines impacts of technology capacity and value-chain position on firm’s product competitiveness. Both technology capacity and product competitiveness are self-assessed relative to other firms and products in the same industry. The position of value-chain is measured if a firm is an original brand manufacturer or not. Our empirical results show that competitiveness rises with firm’s technology capacity and its position in the global value chain. This finding is consistent with the theoretical prediction. The paper also investigates determinants of technology capacity and value-chain position, including firm’s size, R&D spending, location dummies, education level of technical and management personnel, wages of technical and management personnel, and enterprise ownership. Bootstrapping, Probit, and linear probability regression models are employed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: Technology Capacity, Original Brand Manufacturer, Competitiveness, Global Value Chain, Bootstrapping
JEL Classification: D2, L6working papers series
Date posted: April 4, 2010
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