Japanese Multinationals in Asia: Regional Operations in Comparative Perspective

Hardcover | November 15, 1999

EditorDennis J. Encarnation

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This collection explores the expansion of Japanese multinational firms into Asia, a process which paralleled the region's growth as a major economic region. The contributors discuss a wide range of topics, including the reasons for moving manufacturing to other countries, the flow of tradebetween Japan and these countries, technology transfer within firms, the impact of Japanese management practices in other Asian countries, and competition between Japanese and American firms in Asia.

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This collection explores the expansion of Japanese multinational firms into Asia, a process which paralleled the region's growth as a major economic region. The contributors discuss a wide range of topics, including the reasons for moving manufacturing to other countries, the flow of tradebetween Japan and these countries, technology ...

Dennis J. Encarnation is at Harvard University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195120655

ISBN - 13:9780195120653

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List of ContributorsList of FiguresList of TablesPrefaceI. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Flows1. Mark Mason: The Origins and Evolution of Japanese Direct Investment in East Asia2. Dennis Encarnation: Asia and the Global Operations of Multinational CorporationsII. FDI and Trade Flows3. Edward Graham: Foreign Direct Investment Abroad and Manufacturing Trade: Empirical Results Based on Japanese and U.S. Data4. Subramanian Rangan: Do Multinationals Shift Production in Response to Exchange Rate Changes? Do Their Responses Vary by Nationality?III. FDI and Technology Flows5. Shujiro Urata: Intra-Firm Technology Transfer by Japanese Firms in East Asia6. Mitchell Sedgwick: Does Japanese Management Travel in Asia? Managerial Technology Transfer at Japanese Multinationals in ThailandIV. FDI-Related Production Networks: Combining Foreign Investment, Trade, and Technology Flows7. Michael Borrus: Left for Dead: Asian Production Networks and the Revival of US Electronics8. Dennis Tachiki: The Internal Economies of Japanese Networks in AsiaV. Host- and Home-Country Effects9. John Ravenhill: Japanese and U.S. Subsidiaries in East Asia: Host-Economy Effects10. Yoshihide Ishiyama: Is Japan Hollowing Out?VI. Conclusions and Implications11. Dennis Encarnation: Japanese Multinationals in Comparative Perspective: Implications for Corporate Strategy and Government Policy Across the Pacific BasinIndex