Automotive Industrialisation: Industrial Policy and Development in Southeast Asia

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Conference Paper


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Automotive Industrialisation: Industrial Policy and Development in Southeast Asia, by Kaoru Natsuda and John Thoburn (Routledge, 2021)

This book looks at the industrial policies of Southeast Asian economies in their motor vehicle industries from early import substitution to policy-making under the more liberalised WTO policy regime.
The book examines how inward automotive investment, especially from Japan, has been affected by policies, and how such investment has promoted industrial development in the late-industrialising economies within ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations). It provides insights into the automotive industry of Southeast Asia in terms of production volumes, sales volumes, market structure, and trade. Through country case studies, the book illustrates how industrial policies in Southeast Asia have affected the spread of automotive development in the region.
It is designed to appeal to policy-makers and researchers interested in the automobile industry, industrial policies in the industry and the spread of development from foreign investors to local firms.

Contents 1. Introduction 2. Industrial Policy, Global Value Chains, and the Southeast Asian Automotive Industry 3. Overview of the Automotive Industry in Southeast Asia 4. Japanese Automotive MNCs and ASEAN 5. Thailand 6. Indonesia 7. Malaysia 8. The Philippines 9. Vietnam 10. Conclusions

• Paperback edition published 29 April 2022, see:


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