US Firms’ Business Competence in the Taiwanese IT Industry

  • Pi-Chi Chen
  • Young-Chan Kim

Part of the Understanding China book series (UNCHI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pi-Chi Chen, Young-Chan Kim
    Pages 213-224
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 225-234

About this book


This book offers an in-depth analysis of the roles and strategies of subsidiaries of American multinational companies (MNCs) in Taiwan’s IT industry. Based on semi-structured interviews with 16 managing directors of the different foreign-owned subsidiaries and 100 functional unit managers, the authors investigate (1) the roles of functional units in evaluating strategy formulation and change in foreign subsidiaries; (2) the factors that determine strategy formulation and change in foreign subsidiaries and their functional units; and (3) the linkages between cross-functional units. The research underscores the view that MNCs’ strategies are composed of assorted heterogeneous elements. 


International business strategy Taiwanese IT industry Functional unit strategy Foreign subsidiary strategy Global business Integration-responsiveness framework Multinational enterprises Foreign subsidiaries

Authors and affiliations

  • Pi-Chi Chen
    • 1
  • Young-Chan Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Int'l Busi & Econ, Old Royal Nava ColleUniversity of GreenwichLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.International Business and EconomicsUniversity of GreenwichLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32027-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32028-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-3134
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-3142
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