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Production Networks in Asia: A Case Study from the Hard Disk Drive Industry

dc.contributor.authorDaisuke Hiratsuka
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-10T10:17:14Z
dc.date.available2015-04-10T10:17:14Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/3889
dc.description.abstractProduction networks have been extensively developed in East Asia. Previous studies on production networks used international trade data or input–output tables, but such aggregate data cannot explain how the networks actually operate. With the aim of understanding the features and characteristics of East Asian production networks, this paper examines the procurement system of a HDD assembler operating in Thailand. This micro-level case study found that this particular production network consists mostly of arm’s-length suppliers, who are independent and on an equal footing with the assembler. These arm’s-length suppliers are mostly located in the assembling country, but some are located in neighboring countries. This proximity is necessary to establish good relationships between customer and suppliers and allows problems to be solved as soon as they occur. The arm’s-length suppliers engaged in each country’s leading industries, such as the electronics industry in Malaysia and Singapore and the automobile industry in Thailand, have extended their business to supply the HDD industry. These suppliers have formed an industrial cluster in each country within a two- or three-hour drive area. Each cluster that spans different countries is linked by a well-developed logistic network that employs the just-in-time production method that prevails in East Asia. On a regional level, these separate clusters tend to form international production networks that connect to each other across neighboring countries within a distance that provides a quick response time for problem solving. This study also found that American HDD assemblers outsourced indigenous suppliers in Malaysia and Singapore because American suppliers did not follow the assemblers’ move to the region. However, since Japanese suppliers did follow the Japanese HDD assemblers to the Philippines and Thailand, indigenous suppliers were not outsourced.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleProduction Networks in Asia: A Case Study from the Hard Disk Drive Industry
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertCommerce and Industry
dc.subject.expertIntra-Industry Trade
dc.subject.expertLarge Scale Industry
dc.subject.expertLabor
dc.subject.expertTechnical Evaluation
dc.subject.expertResults-Based Monitoring And Evaluation
dc.subject.expertPerformance Evaluation
dc.subject.adbIndustrialization
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Economics
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Development
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Policy
dc.subject.adbTechnology assessment
dc.subject.naturalCapital market
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalMarket share
dc.subject.naturalLabor
dc.subject.naturalTechnology transfer
dc.subject.naturalCumulative effects assessment
dc.subject.naturalJob analysis
dc.subject.naturalTask analysis
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.title.volume301
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeIndustry
oar.themeEvaluation
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-004086
oar.authorHiratsuka, Daisuke
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