Internationalization Of Japanese Firms: Evidence from Firm-level Data by Ryuhei WakasugiInternationalization Of Japanese Firms: Evidence from Firm-level Data by Ryuhei Wakasugi

Internationalization Of Japanese Firms: Evidence from Firm-level Data

byRyuhei Wakasugi

Hardcover | March 19, 2014

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This book takes a comprehensive look at Japanese firms engaging in export and foreign direct investment (FDI) and develops new methods and data to investigate the internationalization of firms, which is a focus issue in international trade. Using micro-level data, the book provides an introduction to theoretical and statistical analysis of internationalization modes of Japanese firms with productivity heterogeneity. It makes clear that although the productivity of internationalized Japanese firms is higher on average than that of firms serving only the domestic market, the difference in productivity between exporters and FDI firms is not as obvious in comparison with that of their counterparts in the United States and Europe. Focusing on this point, the book analyzes not only productivity heterogeneity among firms, but also the differences in firm-specific factors other than productivity: industry-specific factors, market-specific factors such as market size and variable and fixed costs for export, and FDI in destination countries. This in-depth investigation reveals how those factors make the modes of Japanese firms' internationalization different from those in the United States and Europe. Further analysis focuses on the effects of match quality, organizational and institutional factors in the market on firms' exports, and FDI. As an approach to the current trends in international trade, this book is unique in using detailed firm-level panel data drawn from Japanese government statistics.

EditorRyuhei Wakasugi is professor emeritus, Kyoto University and Yokohama National University, and professor of Economics at Gakushuin University. He also serves as adjunct professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, the Center for Economic Growth and Strategy, Yokohama National University, and the University of...
Title:Internationalization Of Japanese Firms: Evidence from Firm-level DataFormat:HardcoverDimensions:173 pagesPublished:March 19, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:443154531X

ISBN - 13:9784431545316

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction and Overview (Ryuhei Wakasugi).- 2 Features of Japanese Internationalized Firms: Findings Based on Firm-Level Data (Ryuhei Wakasugi, Banri Ito, Toshiyuki Matsuura, Hitoshi Sato, Ayumu Tanaka and Yasuyuki Todo).- 3 Heterogeneity and the Structure of Export and FDI: A Cross-Industry Analysis of Japanese Manufacturing (Ayumu Tanaka).- 4 The Role of Non-Productivity Factors in the Internationalization of Firms (Yasuyuki Todo).- 5 Entry into Foreign Markets through Foreign Direct Investment (Toshiyuki Matsuura and Hitoshi Sato).- 6 Productivity and Modes of Internationalization: Evidence from Japanese Firms (Ryuhei Wakasugi and Ayumu Tanaka).- 7 Foreign Direct Investment with Matching Frictions (Hitoshi Sato).- 8 Intra-firm Trade and Contract Completeness: Evidence from Japanese Foreign-affiliated Firms (Toshiyuki Matsuura and Banri Ito).