Japanese Foreign Direct Investment and the East Asian Industrial System

Case Studies from the Automobile and Electronics Industries

  • Haruo Horaguchi
  • Koichi Shimokawa
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Yveline Lecler, Jean-Christophe Simon
    Pages 9-40
  3. Thamavit Terdudomtham, Kreingkrai Techakanont, Peera Charoenporn
    Pages 203-224
  4. Takahiro Fujimoto, Yasuo Sugiyama
    Pages 269-295
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 353-363

About these proceedings


Japanese foreign direct investment has played a leading role in Asian economies for more than two decades. This book, describing the changing industrial dynamics after the Asian currency crisis in 1997, focuses on corporate strategies of Japanese automobile and electronics companies in Asian nations, with detailed analysis of management issues and strategies from the viewpoint of both the home economy and the recipient host economies. Among the cases presented are the global restructuring of the Korean automobile industry and the transfer of automotive technology to China via Taiwan. Other studies, from the electronics industry, look at production sites in Malaysia, backward integration in Singapore, and forward integration in Hong Kong. The contributions of specialists from Asia, Europe, and the United States collected here envision an ongoing process of globalization and provide valuable perspective and background for business management and East Asian studies.


Asian Economies Automobile Industry Automotive Industry China East Asian Economies Electronics Industry Foreign Direct Investment Multinatinal Corporations internationalization marketing organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Haruo Horaguchi
    • 1
  • Koichi Shimokawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Business AdministrationHosei UniversityChiyoda-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationTokai Gakuen UniversityUkigai, Miyoshi-cho, Nishikamo-gun, AichiJapan

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