The Growth of Chinese Electronics Firms: Globalization and Organizations, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

→ Reviewed by
Assoc. Prof. A. Hu (Natl. Univ. of Singapore) in The China Quarterly 223, 2015.
Assoc. Prof. J. Akabane (Yokohama City Univ.) in The Developing Economies 54 (2), 2016.
Dr. T.K. Leng (Academia Sinica) in The China Journal 76, 2016.
Assoc. Prof. M. Ohara (Ryukoku Univ.) in Journal of Chinese Economic Studies 13 (2), 2016 (in Japanese).

Summary in Japanese


“Industrial Development and Technology Accumulation: Similar and Differentiated Technologies in China’s Robot Cleaner Industry,” IDE Discussion Paper No. 922, 2024.

“Imitation Versus Differentiation: Balance Between Product Similarities and Differences in a Hotelling Model,” IDE Discussion Paper No. 917, 2024.

“The Technological Distance Between Chinese Firms: Deepening and Diversifying Technologies,” IDE Discussion Paper No. 876, 2023.

“Does the Product Characteristic Distance Get Closer or Not? Differentiation and Imitation in a Hotelling Model,” IDE Discussion Paper No. 869, 2023.

“How Do Firms Specialize? The technological positions of Chinese robotics firms,” Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 20 (4): pp. 339–353, 2022.
→ Project Introduction: “Competition and Innovation: The case of Chinese firms,” IDE Research Bulletin, 2020.
→ Summary: “Moving Closer or Not? Measuring the Technological Distance between Chinese and Global Firms,” IDE Research Columns, 2022.

“Competition and Technology Position: The case of China’s industrial robotics industry” (with H. Matsui, K. Motohashi, S. Kaida, and J. Sinthupundaja), IDE Discussion Paper No. 834, 2022.

“Technology Development and Similarities” (with H. Matsui, K. Motohashi, S. Kaida, and J. Sinthupundaja), in K. Kimura, ed. Impacts of Innovation on Firm Performance and Industrial Development in East Asia, Bangkok: IDE-JETRO Bangkok, 2021.
→ Extended Summary: “Competition and Technological Similarity: The Case of a Chinese Robotics Firm,” in Research Institutes Network (RIN), ed. 2021 RIN Online Workshop Proceedings, Bangkok: RIN, pp. 57–59, 2022.

“Technological Specialization: The Case of China’s Construction Machinery Industry,” in K. Kimura, ed. Innovation in East Asia, Bangkok: IDE-JETRO Bangkok, 2020.

“Overseas Expansion and Technological Capabilities: The Case of Chinese Electronics Firms,” Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies 11 (1-2): pp. 119–131, 2019.

“Platforms, Innovation and Capability Development in the Chinese Domestic Market” (with J. Humphrey, K. Ding, M. Fujita, and S. Hioki), The European Journal of Development Research 30 (3): pp. 408–423, 2018.

“Inward FDI and Organisations: The Case of Chinese Firms,” in D. Dyker, ed. World Scientific Reference on Globalisation in Eurasia and the Pacific Rim, Singapore: World Scientific, 2015.

“Technology: Foreign Technology Introduction and Market Entry,” in M. Watanabe, ed. The Disintegration of Production: Firm Strategy and Industrial Development in China, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2014.

“Competition between Firms in Developing and Developed Countries,” IDE Discussion Paper No. 469, 2014.

“Outward FDI from Developing Countries: A Case of Chinese Firms in South Africa,” IDE Discussion Paper No. 385, 2013.

“Does Foreign Direct Investment Affect the Growth of Local Firms? The Case of China’s Electrical and Electronics Industry,” China & World Economy 20 (2): pp. 98–120, 2012.

“Is There Hope for Firms Facing the Technology Gap? A Case of China’s Mobile Industry,” Journal of Contemporary China 20 (72): pp. 833–847, 2011.

“China and India’s Electrical and Electronics Industries: A Comparison between Market Structures,” in M. Ohara, M. Vijayabaskar, and H. Lin, eds. Industrial Dynamics in China and India: Firms, Clusters, and Different Growth Paths, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

“China’s Regional Industrial Disparity from the Viewpoint of Industrial Agglomeration,” in M. Tsuji, E. Giovannetti, and M. Kagami, eds. Industrial Agglomeration and New Technologies: A Global Perspective, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007.

“Macroeconomic Stability and Seigniorage for Fiscal Revenue: East Asia versus Eastern Europe and the CIS,” in M. Watanabe, ed. Recovering Financial Systems: China and Asian Transition Economies, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.


“Moving Closer or Not? Measuring the Technological Distance between Chinese and Global Firms,” IDE Research Columns, 2022.

〈竞争将给创新带来什么影响〉《星洲日报》July 29, 2017 (in Chinese).

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