Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 11 Issue 6


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Strategic alliances of China and Hong Kong in manufacturing and their impact on global competitiveness of Hong Kong manufacturing industries

V.M. Rao Tummala, Humphrey Y.H. Lee, Richard C.M. Yam

Hong Kong is facing severe competition and increasing rivalry from the East Asian countries. In order to face these formidable challenges and to seize the opportunities…


Manufacturing firms’ performance and technology commitment – the case of the electronics industry in China

Ji Li, Kevin Lam, Yong‐qing Fang

This study deals with one strategic issue for manufacturing firms operating in Asian emerging markets – technology commitment or investment. It compares two different…


Skills and knowledge of senior Taiwanese manufacturing managers

David Woodcock, C.Y. Chen

This paper examines how the career development and education of senior manufacturing managers in six electrical/electronics firms equipped them to support the priorities…

Expert system for automated assembly machine desigh

Hsin‐Pin Fu, Luis G Occena, Li‐Hsing Ho, Tien‐Hsiang Chang, Kwo‐Liang Chen

To build assembly machines to best suit the needs of anticipated production, machine builders need to spend much time deciding what type of machine system and control…

Designing‐in of high value for manufacturers in the new millennium

Ke‐Zhang Chen

The Asia‐Pacific region has enjoyed robust economic growth in the last two decades and a substantial manufacturing network has been established in the region. The…

Learning strategies and CI: lessons from several small to medium Australian manufacturers

Paul Hyland, Robert Mellor, Terry Sloan, Eddie O’Mara

Australian manufacturers need to develop strategies that will enable them to compete in the Asia‐Pacific region. Australia is regarded as a high wage economy so can rarely…



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