The Development of the Chinese ICT Industry and Japanese Firms’ Offshoring: With a Focus on Dalian’s Case

  • Minghua JinEmail author
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 17)


Dalian is a major destination of offshoring of software development and BPO for Japanese and Western clients. Large reasons for the successful development of software and information service industry in this city are the ample supply of human resources, especially Japanese-speaking labor forces, and the ICT industrial development policy of the Dalian municipal government. The government clearly raised the objective of making the city as the offshore destination for Japanese ICT firms and promoted the city’s industrial structure reform from the heavy and chemical industry to the software and information service industry. Taking advantage of the superior initial conditions such as its historical and geographical relations with Japan and its relatively cheap labor resources, Dalian pursued the formation of the cluster of the software and information service industry. Referring to Porter’s industrial cluster framework, this chapter explores the development of the Dalian’s industrial structure.


Dalian Competitiveness Human resources Software park 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Foreign LanguagesLingnan Normal UniversityGuangdongChina

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