Tain-Jy Chen

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Although Taiwan is one of the world’s leading producers of information products, it lags behind advanced countries in the application of information technologies. The strength of Taiwan’s industry lies in its low-cost manufacturing capabilities, which in recent years have been undermined by rising wages. Faced with a massive relocation of production(More)
In this paper, we expound the network view of strategic alliances and apply it to a developing country, namely Taiwan. We find that Taiwanese firms are keenly interested in forming strategic alliances with larger, reputable foreign firms, but that they have no particular interest, or ability, in forming horizontal alliances aimed at controlling competitive(More)
Taiwan is a leading producer of computer hardware, but lags behind advanced countries in the application of information technologies. The strength of Taiwan's industry lies in its low-cost manufacturing capabilities, which have been undermined by rising wages in recent years. Facing with a massive relocation of production activities to China, the Taiwan(More)
This paper traces the development path of Taiwan’s personal computer industry. Four groups of firms are identified: decedents of the TV industry in the early 1970s, decedents of the calculator industry in the late 1970s, new entrants that pioneered Taiwan’s PC industry, and follow-up entrants that concentrate on PC peripherals. The technology roots of each(More)
The present study attempts to link plant-level production diversification to productivity growth in Taiwan’s electronics industry. An account of the role of the Taiwanese government over the last 2 decades leading to the take-off of its electronics industry is briefly discussed. We reviewed production activities of more than 20 000 Taiwanese electronics(More)
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