The Political Economy of Japanese Foreign Direct Investment in the UK and the US

Multinationals, Subnational Regions and the Investment Location Decision

  • Authors
  • Carl Aaron

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Carl Aaron
    Pages 1-12
  3. Carl Aaron
    Pages 121-152
  4. Carl Aaron
    Pages 193-211
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 212-283

About this book


Inward investment by Japanese manufacturing multinationals has come to have a profound influence on the UK and US economies. Focusing on the 1970s and 1980s, this study looks at the political economy of the investment location decision using an original analytical framework and four detailed case studies. In addition to the larger issues of protectionism, globalization and inter-firm competition, it investigates whether and how subnational factors can influence the specific subnational locational decision - an issue of great interest to any subnational region attempting to adapt to structural shifts in the global economy.


competition foreign direct investment Global economy globalization international relations Investment political economy

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