This book investigates the process and mechanism of the capability development of East Asian local manufacturers, which has underpinned their phemenal rise in the world's competitive landscape of industrial production during the last few decades.
MOMOKO KAWAKAMI is Deputy Director of the Technological Innovation and Economic Growth Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center at the Institute of Developing Economies, (JETRO), Japan. His main areas of interest include industrial development in Taiwan and East Asian economies. TIMOTHY J. STURGEON is Senior Research Affiliate at the Industrial Performance Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US. Previously he was a Research Specialist at the University of California at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, while earning his PhD in Economic Geography. He is co-organizer of the Global Value Chains Initiative and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Technology, Enterprise, and Competitiveness at the Doshisha Management School in Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Sturgeon has also been a Research Associate at MIT, and has served as Executive Director of the IPC's Globalization Study and the Globalization Research Director for the International Motor Vehicle Program at the Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development.