Japanese Foreign Direct Investment and the Transformation of the East Asian Political Economy: Corporate Strategy in the Automotive Sector

  • Andrew J. Staples
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series book series (PAMABS)


The aim of this chapter is to examine the strategies employed by Japanese automobile manufacturers in East Asia in the context of the post-crisis transformation of the region’s political economy. Flying-geese (FG)-type models of foreign direct investment (FDI) have made valuable contributions to our conceptual understanding of Japanese MNC FDI, the international division of labour and economic development in East Asia. However, the increasingly diverse and complicated reality of the contemporary political economy may render these models overly simplistic and consequently of limited analytical value.


Foreign Direct Investment Corporate Strategy Asian Financial Crisis Automotive Sector Sport Utility Vehicle 
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