Technological catch-up by component suppliers in the Pakistani automotive industry : a four-dimensional analysis.

KHAN, Zaheer and NICHOLSON, John (2015). Technological catch-up by component suppliers in the Pakistani automotive industry : a four-dimensional analysis. Industrial Marketing Management, 50, 40-50.

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    Abstract

    This qualitative paper reports findings of an investigation into buyer–supplier interaction in the Pakistani autoparts industry. We conceptualize technological catch-up by Pakistani suppliers in four relatio-spatial dimensions with international joint ventures (IJVs) as mediating gateways between dimensions. A critical realist lens is deployed to connect macro-level constructs with micro-level concepts and expose the interplay between agency (micro-level) and structurally constraining (macro-level) conditions inherent in a late-liberalizing emerging economy. Key findings are that catch-up occurs in four temporally overlapping dimensions in which, different macro-level governance mechanisms and firm-level orientations transform and affect the degree of catch-up. The findings support an optimum pathway for catch-up from an apprentice like transactional state in Dimension One to a fourth dimension inwhich relational interaction with foreign suppliers becomes lightly mediated by the IJV's gateway.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Marketing and Strategy
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School > Department of Finance, Accountancy and Business Systems
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2015.05.023
    Page Range: 40-50
    Depositing User: John Nicholson
    Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 10:26
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 04:48
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12677

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