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Regional resilience and Global Production Networks in China: an open political economy perspective

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-80
Number of pages18
JournalCompetition and Change
Early online date12 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


The article examines regional resilience in China using the case study of the Xiamen regional economy. The open political economy perspective posited builds on three strands; the structural dimensions related to underpinning drivers and the mobility of capital; the multiscalar nature of the institutions in which firms are embedded and the agency of firms and their cognitive capacities in the (re)constitution of reorganizing production networks. The data comprise in-depth interviews with 20 firms in a cross section of sectors to examine how firms are innovating to change their position in value chains and mode of integration with the global economy.


This document is an Accepted Manuscript. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Competition & Change, Vol. 22 (1), December 2017,, published by SAGE Publishing, All rights reserved.

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