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Managing Industrialization: A Resource Interaction Perspective

Interfirm Networks: Theory, Strategy, and Behavior

ISBN: 978-1-78052-024-7, eISBN: 978-1-78052-025-4

Publication date: 24 August 2011


Researchers continue to seek understanding of industrialization as a state managed process. How to create and implement new industries based on advanced knowledge is on the policy agenda of many advanced nations. Measures that promote these developments include national capacity building in science and technology, the formation of technology transfer systems, and the establishment of industrial clusters. What these templates often overlook is an analysis of use. This chapter aims to increase the understanding of the processes that embed new solutions in structures from an industrial network perspective. The chapter describes an empirical study of high-technology industrialization in Taiwan that the researcher conducts to this end. The study shows that the Taiwanese industrial model is oversimplified and omits several important factors in the development of new industries. This study bases its findings on the notions that resource combination occurs in different time and space, the new always builds on existing resource structures, and the users are important as active participants in development processes.



Tsung Ying Shih, T. (2011), "Managing Industrialization: A Resource Interaction Perspective", Baxter, R. and Woodside, A.G. (Ed.) Interfirm Networks: Theory, Strategy, and Behavior (Advances in Business Marketing and Purchasing, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 377-478.



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