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Firms’ Location Selections and Regional Policy in the Global Economy

  • Toshiharu Ishikawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Restructuring Agglomeration to Spatial Production Network

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daisuke Nakamura
      Pages 3-14
    3. Yutaka Yamada
      Pages 53-62
  3. New Location Factors in Global Economy

  4. Regional Economic Policies in Global Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Lars Westin, Martin Eriksson
      Pages 141-161
  5. Economic Vitalization Strategies of Cities

About this book


This book offers a new understanding of how firms determine their location and what kinds of regional economic policies are needed to attract factories to a country and a region in a highly globalized economic setting. The theoretical and empirical analyses examine the influence of the transfer pricing system, corporate tax rates, and a country’s industrial structure on a firm’s decision to locate and the impact of firms’ location on regional economic activities. The theoretical analysis elucidates the importance of the above-mentioned factors in the firm’s selection of possible location. The empirical analysis uses as an example the case of a supply chain in East Asia. The empirical analysis is illustrated with the regional/spatial development experiences at the country level and city level of selected countries and cities. The analysis offers a perspective for understanding the spatial patterns of a cross-border production system.


City system Firms' location Fragmentation Regional policy Transfer pricing

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshiharu Ishikawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Economic ResearchChuo UniversityHachiojiJapan

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