The import-export trade industry has long been one of the leading industries in Hong Kong. The sector with around 500,000 people work for 100,000 companies accounted for about 20% of Hong Kong’s employment and GDP in 2002. But in the early 2000s the industry was under challenge, as there were signs that the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta regions of the People’s Republic of China could eventually threaten Hong Kong’s position as a major trading center. Could Hong Kong’s large number of small … Read more »

The import-export trade industry has long been one of the leading industries in Hong Kong. The sector with around 500,000 people work for 100,000 companies accounted for about 20% of Hong Kong’s employment and GDP in 2002. But in the early 2000s the industry was under challenge, as there were signs that the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta regions of the People’s Republic of China could eventually threaten Hong Kong’s position as a major trading center. Could Hong Kong’s variety of small commercial enterprises thrive? What were their main competitive advantages? And how would these significant benefits? Serves as an overview of important industry in Hong Kong, which is dominated by SMEs, and provides important strategic issues in a time of economic changes.
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Michael J. Enright,
Vincent Mak
Source: University of Hong Kong
14 pages.
Release Date: 02 September 2003. Prod #: HKU293-PDF-ENG
Hong Kong Trading Industry: Challenges from mainland China HBR case solution

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