Dynamic and Responsive Firm Strategy : A Case Study of Hong Kong and China Collaborations in Pearl River Delta

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-48
Journal / PublicationJournal of Global Marketing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001


Since the opening of China in 1980, Hong Kong manufacturing industries collaborated with China manufacturing industries to maintain a low-cost labor intensive strategy. The strategy seems to be sufficient in maintaining the global competitive advantage of Hong Kong for the past two decades. However, with the rapid organizational learning of the Chinese partner and the reluctance of the Hong Kong partner to upgrade technology, Hong Kong manufacturing industries are facing the risk of potential loss of competitive advantages. This article attempts to review this dynamic evolution of HK/China collaborations and suggest some future actions for Hong Kong manufacturing industries to maintain their competitiveness. At the same time, the article also provides some ideas for global investors to rethink their future firm strategies in China.

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  • China, Firm strategy, Hong Kong, Low-cost strategy, Pearl River Delta