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Title: Up-grading and performance : the role of design, technology and business strategy in Hong Kong's electronics industry
Authors: Davies, H
Ko, D
Keywords: Business Strategy
Capabilities
Competitiveness
Hong Kong
Performance
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Springer
Source: Asia Pacific journal of management, 2006, v. 23, no. 3, p. 255-282 How to cite?
Journal: Asia Pacific journal of management 
Abstract: This study tests the hypothesis that companies who move away from the traditional Hong Kong business model by adopting 'up-grading' strategies enjoy superior performance. A set of 14 variables is used to capture the dimensions of strategy, encompassing the business, technology and design domains. The results of both comparative and configurational approaches show that there are indeed performance benefits to be had. The broader implication is that Hong Kong manufacturing firms are beginning to escape the 'iron fetters' of a business model originally imposed on them by both material and ideational constraints, and to reap performance benefits as a result.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/29816
ISSN: 0217-4561
EISSN: 1572-9958
DOI: 10.1007/s10490-006-9001-8
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