Note on China's Information Technology Industry

By Lyn Denend, R. McKern
2004 | Case No. IB95

This note provides an overview of China’s IT industry, using Michael’s Porter’s “Diamond of National Advantage” framework. Specifically, it assesses how China uses its factor conditions, demand conditions, related and supporting industries, and the context for firm strategy, structure, and rivalry to achieve a competitive position in IT. The note was developed as a companion to “The Competitive Advantage of China” (GSB No. IB-57), which provides a more detailed analysis of China’s political, economic, and social history, as well as an evaluation of the country’s national competitiveness using the Porter framework.

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