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Alliance-Based Network View On Chinese Firms? Catching-Up: Case Study Of Huawei Technologies Co.Ltd

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With China's rapid economic growth in recent years, many Chinese firms especially in high-tech industries have started to technically lead in the international market. In this paper, the authors aim to uncover the root causes that lead to Chinese firms' catching up from network perspective. By taking Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. as a case, they integrate absorptive capacity development and firm-level catching up into an alliances-based network framework. They found that network alliances with firms and universities complement each other at different catching up stages; and alliances-based network provides a springboard for Chinese firms to shorten catching up path.

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