China’s Changing Role in Industrial Value Chains and Reverberations on Industrial Actors in Germany

  • Ulrich Jürgens
  • Rolf Rehbehn
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series book series (PAMABS)


One of the most marked characteristics of globalization has been the dynamic restructuring of industrial value chains.1 This restructuring has been both a major driver of globalization while itself being driven by globalization. The outsourcing of corporate functions has lead to greater specialization and fragmentation in value chains and the off-shoring of activities are the main features of this transformation. It creates risks and opportunities for corporate and political actors, and its evolution is highly uncertain for all parties. A state of equilibrium in a new international division of labour is not yet apparent.


Foreign Direct Investment Multinational Company Industrial Park Industrial Cluster Auto Industry 
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