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Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments

Practices of Global Firms from Korea and Japan

By Young Won Park, Paul Hong

CRC Press – 2011 – 358 pages

Series: Resource Management

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Description

Since the start of the recent financial crisis, as most global firms struggle to remain competitive, an increasing number of Korean and Japanese firms have experienced an amazing rate of growth and expansion. Although academic researchers and business leaders in the United States, China, Brazil, India, and Europe seek out the secrets to these businesses’ success, little is known about their business practices.

Supplying an insider’s perspective, Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments: Practices of Global Firms from Korea and Japan unveils the strategic and operational practices that have allowed these firms to catch and surpass their competitors in North America and Europe. Based on fieldwork studies and extensive interviews with senior executives, it explains how these companies have developed and enhanced their core competencies through effective integration of product architecture, supply chain management, and IT strategy.

The book provides practical insight into changing business patterns while avoiding extensive mathematical algorithms and drawn-out theoretical descriptions. It uses cutting-edge case studies to illustrate the innovative manufacturing strategies of these rapidly emerging companies. Accessible to anyone with a basic understanding of business, it reveals the organizational processes of strategy formulation and implementation that are required for success.

Providing a clear understanding of both the career implications of the changing business landscape and how to deliver products and services that meet and exceed the needs of your customers, this book will help you develop the socio-technical skills needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive and turbulent business environment.

Contents

HISTORY

What is Network Capability?: Introduction, Framework, and Contents

Twenty-First Century Global Business Environment

Changing Product Architecture with the Transition from Analog to Digital

Network Capability: A New Condition for Effective Responses in Global Business Environment

Literature Review on Network Capability

Core Competence and Network Capability

Product Architecture, SCM, and Network Capability

Innovation and Network Capability

Organization of the Book

Korean IT Industry and Network Leadership: A Comparative Study with Japanese Experiences

Introduction

An Analysis of Economic Growth Models of East Asia

Literature Review

Research Framework

Case Analysis

Korean and Japanese Second-Generation Mobile Communication Industry

Success of Korean CDMA Industry

Background of CDMA Industry Development

Success Factor of CDMA Industry

CDMA Industry Spreading Effect

Implications of Korean IT Industry Success Factors

Importance of Network Formation

Standardization Issue

Summary of Korean IT Industry’s Success Factors

Discussion

Growth Mechanism and Management of Korean Firms: A Comparative Study with Japanese Experiences

Introduction

Literature Review

Firm Growth Model and Learning Theory

Research Framework

Case Studies

Electronic Industry

Growth Process of Samsung Electronics (SE)

Technological Accumulation

Stage through Organizational Learning

Spillover Stage (Horizontal Extension)

Automotive Industry

Growth Processes of Hyundai-Kia Motor Company (HKMC)

Technology Accumulation through Learning

Spillover (Horizontal Expansion) Stages

Spillover (Horizontal Expansion) Mechanism

Conclusion

Product Architecture and Technology Transfer: New Catch-Up Pattern in Digital Era

Introduction

Product/Process Architecture and Global Competitive Advantage

Product Architecture and Technology Transfer

Growth of Japanese Firms and Technology Transfer

Product Architecture and Technology

Case Studies

CD-ROM/DVD Industry

TV Industry

Discussion

CASE STUDIES OF KOREAN IT INDUSTRY

Korean Semiconductor Industry: A Comparative Study with Japanese Counterpart

Introduction

An Analysis of Semiconductor Industry from Architecture-Based Perspective

Structure and Characteristics of Semiconductor Industry

A History of the Semiconductor Industry from an Architecture-Based Perspective

Changing Korean Semiconductor Patterns (From Memory to Logic Semiconductors)

Korean and Japanese Semiconductor Industries and Future Prospects

Discussion

Korean LCD Industry: Product Architecture and Global Supply Chain Management of LCD

Introduction

Product Architecture and SCM (Supply Chain Management) of LCD

Product Architecture of LCD

LCD and SCM (Supply Chain Management)

Structure of LCD Industry and Investment of Korean LCD Firms

Changing Structure of Value Chain System of the LCD Industry

Korean Firms Position in the LCD TV Market and Investment Status

SCM Strategies of Korean LCD Makers

Building SCM System by LCD Firms

SCM System Building Effort by Samsung

SCM System of LG Display

Vertical Integration Strategy of LCD architecture

Future Challenges for the Korean Upstream Component Parts Industry

Korean TV Industry: A Case Study of LG Electronics

Introduction

Product Architecture and Operation Management

Integral Product Architecture and Modular Product Architecture

Hierarchy of Product Architecture in FPD TV

LCD and PDP

Case Study

Case Background

Case Analysis

Integration of Panels and SCM System

Efficient Mass Production through Implementation of LGPS (LG Production System)

Discussion

Korean Mobile Phone Industry: Product Architecture of Mobile Phones and Network Capability

Introduction

Product Architecture of Mobile Phones

Smartphone and Innovation

New Product Development of Korean Handset Firms

Global Competitiveness of Korean Mobile Phone Makers

Product Development Strategy of Korean Handset Makers

Product Development Strategy of Korean Firms and Smartphone Responsive Strategy

Comparison of Samsung and LG Product Development

Smartphone and Business Model of Mobile Communication Industry

Discussion

INFRASTRUCTURE OF IT CAPABILITY

Suppliers Support for Supply Chain Integration: Korean Automobile Industry and the Steel Industry

Introduction

Literature Review

Collaboration and Information Integration between OEM and Its Suppliers

South Korea Government’s Policy to Support SMEs

Case Studies

Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group (HKAG)

Description of the Firm

Coexistence Cooperation with Suppliers

POSCO

Company History

POCSO’s 3.0 Innovation Projects

POSCO Innovation and Collaboration with Suppliers

Discussion

Product Development of Japanese Electronics Industry

Introduction

Product Architecture and CAD Usage

Design Idea and Product Architecture Measure

Product Architecture and CAD Usage

Research Model and Framework

Research Framework

Research Methods

Results

Component Parts Statistics of Investigated Products

Product Architecture and Measurement Results

Electronic Product Development and CAD Usage

Conclusion

IT Usage Strategy of Korean Firms: Case Studies of Mobile Display Manufacturers

Introduction

Literature Review

SCM and Database Integration Capability

Research Model

Case Studies

Case A

Case B

Discussion

IT Usage Strategy of Japanese Firms: Product Lifecycle Management for the Global Market

Introduction

Literature Review

Global Issues of Product Lifecycle Management

A Research Framework

Case Studies

Case A

Conversion of Product Architecture in Response to Global Marketing

The Results of Changing Product Architecture

Case B

Adoption of a Design Navigation System

System Adoption Results

Case C

Design Localization for Local Product

Results of Adoption

Case D

Global BOM (Bill of Materials)

Conclusion

Integrated Manufacturing and IT Strategy for Futuristic PLM: A Conceptual Framework from Japanese Firms

Introduction

Literature Review

Past and Future of Product Lifecycle Management

A Framework of Futuristic PLM

Case Studies

Case A

Case B

Case C

Discussion

Conclusion

References

Author Bio

Dr. Young Won Park is an associate professor of Manufacturing Management Research Center at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Park holds a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Advanced Social and International Studies from the University of Tokyo, Japan. His articles have been published in journals including Management Decision, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Japan Academy of International Business Studies, Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies, and the Japan Society of Information and Communication Research. He has received research awards including dissertation paper awards from the Japan Association for Social Informatics (JASI), best paper awards from the Japan Society of Information and Communication Research (JSICR), research awards of the Social Science Field from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation (TAF), and research students awards of the Social Science Field from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation (TAF). His research interests are in technology management, IT strategy, and global supply chain management.

Dr. Paul Hong is a professor of operations management at the University of Toledo, Ohio, in the United States. Dr. Hong holds a Ph.D. degree in manufacturing management and engineering from the University of Toledo. He also holds an MBA and an MA in economics from Bowling Green State University and a BA from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. His articles have been published in journals including Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Management Decision, Journal of Supply Chain Management, European Journal of Innovation Management, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Journal of Knowledge and Information Management, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, Research in International Business and Finance, Korean Journal of Tourism Research, and Tourism Culture and Science. His research interests are in technology management, operational strategy, and global supply chain management. He is International Research Network Coordinator of Annual Symposium and Workshop in Global Supply Chains. He is also US coordinator of International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS).

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