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Wan-Wen Chu

Wan-wen Chu is Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Sun Yat-Sen Institute for Social Sciences and Philosophy (ISSP), Academia Sinica in Taiwan.

Titles by This Author

Taiwan's Upgrading Policies

In this book Alice Amsden and Wan-wen Chu cover new ground by analyzing the phenomenon of high-end catch-up. They study how leading firms from the most advanced latecomer countries like Taiwan have increased their market share in mature high-tech industries and services.The profits that true innovators in these industries once enjoyed have already declined, but profit rates are still above average. The latecomer firm that succeeds in capturing these rents earns "second-mover" advantage. Amsden and Chu examine the successful second movers in electronics and modern services.