|Keywords:||trans-border production network;cluster;organizational governance;global commodity chain;power relation.||Issue Date:||2004||Publisher:||臺北市：地理環境資源學系||Journal Issue:||36||Start page/Pages:||-||Source:||地理學報||Abstract:||
This article aims to explore the formation of new industrial space in the Greater Suzhou Area (GSA) in China driven by recent trans-border investment of Taiwanese IT companies in the last eight years through an investigation of the governance mechanisms of the local supply chains as well as its implication to regional development. We found that the functions of Taiwanese IT companies’ branches in the GSA had increased, and the spatial division of labor between Northern Taiwan and the GSA is changing gradually, but the local branches’ R&D activities are still limited. Furthermore, we also observed that foreign brand-name companieshad played important roles in propelling this wave of Taiwanese IT companies’ trans-border investment in the GSA. Although strategic cooperation between Taiwanese OEM/ODM companies and foreign brand-name companies was consolidated, the pressure from foreign brand-name companies has changed the governance mechanisms of Taiwanese companies’ supply chains and forged the dynamics of spatial agglomeration. We argue that the production networks’ trans-border extension is interwoven with the exercise of power between enterprise organizations. The findings of the study suggest that interdependence among the firms in close geographic proximity that economic geographers emphasize as the main reason for the formation of new industrial spaces in developing countries due to global cross-border production shift is inseparable from the asymmetric power relations embodied in the global commodity chains.
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