Global Production Networks in East Asia's Electronics Industry and Upgrading Perspectives in Malaysia

in Shahid Yusuf, M. Anjum Altaf and Kaoru Nabeshima (eds.), Global Production Networking and Technological Change in East Asia, The World Bank and Oxford University Press (2005)

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Dieter Ernst

East-West Center; Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Date Written: October 10, 2005

Abstract

This chapter explores how East Asia's upgrading perspectives in the electronics industry are affected by transformations in global production networks (GPNs), with a focus on Malaysia. Vertical specialization, increased coordination and the emergence of China as a priority investment target for GPNs all provide new opportunities for industrial upgrading. The analysis explores realistic upgrading strategies and the policies and institutions that could help successfully implement such strategies. The chapter highlights the critical importance of the absorptive capacity of local suppliers and selective international knowledge sourcing.

Keywords: Global production networks, electronics industry, Asia's upgrading perspectives

Suggested Citation

Ernst, Dieter, Global Production Networks in East Asia's Electronics Industry and Upgrading Perspectives in Malaysia (October 10, 2005). in Shahid Yusuf, M. Anjum Altaf and Kaoru Nabeshima (eds.), Global Production Networking and Technological Change in East Asia, The World Bank and Oxford University Press (2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2769691

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