A Multi-Industrial Linkages Approach to Cluster Building in East Asia

Targeting the Agriculture, Food, and Tourism Industry

  • Akifumi Kuchiki
  • Tetsuo Mizobe
  • Toshitaka Gokan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Akifumi Kuchiki, Tetsuo Mizobe
      Pages 3-29
  3. Fact Findings: Experiences of the Agriculture, Food, and Tourism Industry Clusters

  4. New Approaches for Further Development of Cluster Analysis

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-295

About this book


This book proposes measures to promote regional industrial development in East Asia from the perspective of three industries: agriculture, food, and tourism. The authors argue that for regional agriculture to develop, collaboration with the food industry is essential. Further, by linking tourism, economic collaboration between the three industries is strengthened. The first part of the book introduces a basic model for the formation of the agriculture, food, and tourism industry cluster. Contributions from leading academics in agricultural economics then go on to discuss the relevance of this multi-industry cluster in countries such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Cambodia, amongst others. The final part sets out new approaches for further development in the cluster through quantitative analyses of the ‘economies of sequence’ concept. Readers will discover that from establishing linkages between different industries and other economic sectors, important positive externalities can be generated and these processes can be triggered on the local or cluster level.


East Asia Regional industrial development Agricultural economics Industry linkages Agriculture Food Tourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Akifumi Kuchiki
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Mizobe
    • 2
  • Toshitaka Gokan
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Bioresource ScienceNihon UniversityKanagawaJapan
  2. 2.College of Bioresource SciencesNihon UniversityKanagawaJapan
  3. 3.IDE-JETROChibaJapan

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