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dc.contributor.authorGrimes, Seamus
dc.contributor.authorSun, Yutao
dc.identifier.citationGrimes, Seamus, & Sun, Yutao. (2016). China’s evolving role in Apple’s global value chain. Area Development and Policy, 1(1), 94-112. doi: 10.1080/23792949.2016.1149434en_IE
dc.description.abstractUsing Apple s 2015 published list of supplier companies and their subsidiaries, this paper analyses how one of the world s most significant lead technology companies and its network of core and non-core suppliers have become increasingly embedded in China s information and communications technology (ICT) global value chain. By mapping both the global networks and the networks within China of Apple s supply chain, this paper provides insights into the significance for China and for Chinese companies of its increased integration in the ICT global value chain (GVC). By examining the geography of outsourcing and offshoring by Apple s suppliers, it distinguishes between locations where intellectual property is being generated and consumed and refers to the particular challenges faced by a latecomer country such as China in achieving the best balance between technology autonomy and benefiting from GVC integration.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the EU 7th Framework Programme – Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship under grant 302303/911303 and the National Natural Science Foundation of China under grant 71203020. Fieldwork in China was facilitated by Professor Debin Du of East China Normal University, Shanghai.en_IE
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofArea Development and Policyen
dc.subjectICT global value chainen_IE
dc.subjectCore and non-core component suppliersen_IE
dc.subjectAssembly-related functionsen_IE
dc.titleChina's evolving role in Apple's global value chainen_IE
dc.contributor.funderEU 7th Framework Programme
dc.local.contactSéamus Grimes, School Of Geography& Archaeology, & Whitaker Institute, Room 124 Arts/Science Building, Nui Galway. 2636 Email:

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