The Hong Kong/Southern China area has been a low-cost manufacturing center. To seize the economic opportunities in the 21st century, Hong Kong must sustain its global competitiveness by further enhancing its manufacturing support competencies. Hong Kong needs strong manufacturing support infrastructures including transportation, information technology, and finance, as well as technical, managerial, and market knowledge competencies. This article identifies relevant manufacturing support activities and examines their importance in developing long-term competitive manufacturing strategies. Sample survey and structured personal interview methodologies are used to accomplish this objective.
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