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

Targeting the Agriculture, Food, and Tourism Industry

  • Akifumi Kuchiki
  • Tetsuo Mizobe
  • Toshitaka Gokan
  • Offers perspectives on the economic linkages between East Asian agriculture, food, and tourism industries

  • Includes contributions from leading scholars in agricultural economics

  • Discusses multi-industry clusters in a variety of East Asian countries


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

About the editors

Akifumi Kuchiki is a professor at the College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Japan, and was Executive Vice President of the Japan External Trade Organization. He is co-editor of Industrial Clusters in Asia (2005), The Flowchart Approach to Industrial Cluster Policy (2008), From Agglomeration to Innovation (2010), and Industrial Clusters, Upgrading and Innovation in East Asia (2011).

Tetsuo Mizobe is an associate professor at the College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Japan. He worked in consultancy between 1980 and 2010 on development issues, during which time he became a leader of rural and agricultural development projects.

Toshitaka Gokan is a research fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO). His research focuses on the spatial distribution of economic activities such as new economic geography.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Multi-Industrial Linkages Approach to Cluster Building in East Asia
  • Book Subtitle Targeting the Agriculture, Food, and Tourism Industry
  • Editors Akifumi Kuchiki
    Tetsuo Mizobe
    Toshitaka Gokan
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-57127-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-84845-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-57128-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 295
  • Number of Illustrations 41 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economics, general
    Asian Economics
    Tourism Management
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