Translated Titles

A Study on the Taxonomy of and Its Implications for Multinational Corporations' Spatial Division of Value Activities in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Case of Subsidiaries in Taiwan




翁良杰(Liang-Chieh Weng);賴薏筑(Yi-Chu Lai)

Key Words

全球化 ; 多國籍企業 ; 亞太區域 ; 空間分工 ; 價值鏈活動 ; Globolization ; Multinational Corporations ; Asia-Pacific Region ; Spatial Division ; Value Activities



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

12卷2期(2011 / 04 / 01)

Page #

43 - 87

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

This article aims mainly at understanding multinational corporations' spatial division of value activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on a sample consisting of sixty subsidiaries of multinational corporations in Taiwan, we employ cluster analysis to analyze our data. After rigorous research design and analytical procedures, we find that globalization and regionalization are interdependent phenomena. In addition, this article also provides four different resource allocation types of multinational corporations in the Asia-Pacific region. The most useful value activities that distinguish the four types of spatial division are sales, accounting/legal services, and marketing activities. We also find out that the four types of spatial division coincide with the framework of the global production network designed by economic geographers.

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