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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2005 vol. 25)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 84, 83
Shane Greenstein , Northwestern University
A value chain is a core concept of manufacturing economics. Yet, business reporters often misuse the concept when discussing global outsourcing in electronic equipment manufacturing. This confusion is, fortunately, correctable with one big insight: There are two distinct strategies for improving a firm's value chain. Once these strategies are clarified, it exposes the problems with today's policy debate about outsourcing.
Value chain, outsourcing, electronic equipment manufacturing

S. Greenstein, "Outsourcing and climbing a value chain," in IEEE Micro, vol. 25, no. , pp. 84, 83, 2005.
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