Technological Capability Building in the Automotive Industry: Comparing China with South Korea

Authors

  • Xiaohua Lin Ryerson University
  • Guangqian Wu

Keywords:

China versus Korea, automotive industry, technological capability

Abstract

Why has China developed a huge automotive market without building up autonomous technological capability? While comparing China with South Korea’s experience, we argue that this phenomenon has to be understood in the context of a misleading and ineffective policy regime and a fragmented political structure, which in turn are associated with a disincentive market environment (sizable but unsophisticated demand) and China’s ongoing systemic restructuring that has so far been oriented toward management fragmentation.


Keywords: China versus Korea; automotive industry; technological capability

Author Biography

Xiaohua Lin, Ryerson University

Ted Rogers School of Management

Professor of International Business & Entrepreneurship

Director of International Research Institute

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Research Interests:

  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Transnational entrepreneurship

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Published

2011-11-30

How to Cite

Lin, X., & Wu, G. (2011). Technological Capability Building in the Automotive Industry: Comparing China with South Korea. Asia Pacific and Globalization Review, 1(1), 1–15. Retrieved from https://journals.macewan.ca/apgr/article/view/26

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