Authors: Kaimei Wang
Addresses: Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University, 16 Mill Lane, CB2 1RX, Cambridge, UK
Abstract: This paper puts forward a three-dimensional conceptual framework to map out a firm|s manufacturing internationalisation, which is a process to optimise the firm|s global manufacturing resources. The framework can also be used to assist late movers in developing their manufacturing internationalisation process. A Chinese multinational company|s manufacturing internationalisation is discussed in detail.
Keywords: manufacturing internationalisation; Chinese MNCs; multinational corporations; overseas factory development; coordination; internationalisation strategy; international manufacturing strategy; China; conceptual framework; globalisation; global manufacturing; manufacturing resources.
International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 2008 Vol.1 No.4, pp.479 - 488
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