Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTG.2007.015455
Title: Overcoming 'latecomer disadvantages' in small and medium-sized firms: Evidence from China
Authors: Gao, X.
Liu, J.
Chai, K.H. 
Li, J.
Keywords: China
Domestic firms
Latecomer disadvantages
Reputation
Resource
Small and medium-sized firms
Stakeholders
Strategy
Technological capability development
Technology catch up
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Source: Gao, X.,Liu, J.,Chai, K.H.,Li, J. (2007-10). Overcoming 'latecomer disadvantages' in small and medium-sized firms: Evidence from China. International Journal of Technology and Globalisation 3 (4) : 364-383. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTG.2007.015455
Abstract: In this paper, we examine the fundamental difficulties faced, and specific strategies adopted, by small and medium-sized latecomers, in developing new technologies. We argue that it is necessary for these firms to overcome two types of latecomer disadvantages; that is, resource disadvantage and reputation disadvantage. We developed four propositions to deal with these disadvantages, and analysed two latecomers to illustrate the propositions. We find that developing effective strategies to gain support from non-customer stakeholders is of critical importance and the strategy of sticking to the development of the most advanced technology is effective in gaining support from these stakeholders. Copyright © 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Source Title: International Journal of Technology and Globalisation
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/63251
ISSN: 14765667
DOI: 10.1504/IJTG.2007.015455
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