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Responses to Regionalism in East Asia

Japanese Production Networks in the Automotive Sector


Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series book series (PAMABS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: East Asia, Regionalism and Foreign Direct Investment

  3. Theory and Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
  4. Establishing the Context

  5. Responses to Regionalism in the Automotive Sector

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-267

About this book


In the decade following the Asian financial crisis, the East Asian political economy has experienced a radical transformation. This book thus investigates the responses of Japanese automotive makers to the processes of regionalism and regionalization by locating firm-level analysis in a broader political economy context.


East Asia foreign direct investment Japan regionalization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Kansai Gaidai UniversityJapan

About the authors

ANDREW STAPLES is Associate Professor of Japanese Business at Kansia Gaidai University, Japan. He has previously been a Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the school of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK, where he also gained his PhD.


Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking


"Andrew Staples provides an excellent analysis of Japanese automobile manufacturers in East Asia... The author's accomplishment is particularly noteworthy given that itis extremely difficult to penetrate the insular nature of the Japanese corporation." - Ali M. Nizamuddin, University of Illinois at Springfield