Research on the ability to access added value of Chinese manufacturing and service industry and their subdivisions in the global production network: from the perspective of “position-participation-revealed comparative advantage”


QIAO Xiaoyong;WANG Geng;LI Zeyi


School of Economics and Management of Beijing University of Technology;Beijing Research Base for Modern Manufacturing Development;School of Economics and Management of Beijing University of Technology;School of Economics and Management of Beijing University of Technology


For Chinese manufacturing and service industry, the top priority is to promote access to value added in the global production network, aiming at elevating China’s industries to the top-tier of the global value chain, strengthening the full integration of trade with industry and developing new advantages in the international competition. From the perspective of “position, participation and revealed comparative advantage” and supported by the TiV statistical data issued by WTO and OECD. Employing Koopman’s position index, participation index and the revealed comparative index of domestic value added, this article compares and analyzes the development situation and characteristics of Chinese manufacturing, service and their sub industries in the global value chain,. It is found that in both manufacturing and the service industry, global value chain position index and global value chain participation are linked with each other, but the positive relationship is not significant. The major forward participation and relatively minor backward participation contributes to a higher position index in the global value chain. For countries with medium or lower position index in global value chain, typically they have more backward participation or less forward participation. The revealed comparative advantage of Chinese manufacturing, service and their sub industries is generally featured by “labor intensive” with their lower position in the global value chain. And there is no obvious positive connection among position index, participation index in the global value chain and the trade scale in manufacturing and service industry.


manufacturing industry;service industry;global value chain (GVC);the access to added value


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