Title: A Chinese multinational corporation's manufacturing internationalisation process

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCCM.2008.020011

International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 2008 Vol.1 No.4, pp.479 - 488

Published online: 20 Aug 2008 *

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