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IJEEEE 2019 Vol.9(4): 381-390 ISSN: 2010-3654
doi: 10.17706/ijeeee.2019.9.4.381-390

The Competitiveness of the Consumer Electronics Industry in Taiwan: An Empirical Study of Transformer Industry

Chunwei Lu, Harada Michitae
Abstract—Enterprises in nearly the sectors of the economy are facing a highly competitive and complex business such as the advent of globalization. Economic globalization has forced and is still forcing firms to develop new global manufacturing and distribution concepts. Through the development of economic globalization, every governments and firms in the world is proceeding to reform and redevelop in order to deal with globalization. This paper is an empirical study with in-depth interview of the CEOs of the industry, describes and explores the case of competitiveness of the Taiwanese transformer industry as catalogued by the consumer electronics division in order to discover the collaboration possibilities with its vertical integration or/and horizontal division parties. Moreover, this study also issues external and internal factors which affect the competitiveness for the industry. As firms go global, they must face more and more competitors and figure out how to break down barriers between international and domestic organizations and begin building the competitiveness that acknowledges their respect for the success of innovation and dependence on the home country's expertise. As a result, the competitiveness of the Taiwan firms are 1) production and factory management, 2) internal management, 3) collaboration and 4) internationalization.

Index Terms—Competitiveness, Taiwan, transforme, consumer electronics industry, value chain, competitive advantage.

Chunwei Lu is with Dept. of Applied Japanese, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Nan-Tai St., Yung-Kang Dist., Tainan City, Taiwan (email: chunweilu@stust.edu.tw).
Harada Michitae is with Economics Department, the International University of Kagoshima, Japan.

Cite: Chunwei Lu, Harada Michitae, "The Competitiveness of the Consumer Electronics Industry in Taiwan: An Empirical Study of Transformer Industry," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 381-390, 2019.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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