Japanese Investment in the World Economy

As the title suggests, this is an ambitious book.

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Author: Roger Farrell

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781848442825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 459

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As the title suggests, this is an ambitious book. Broad in scope and rich in detail, it examines the rise and fall of Japanese foreign direct investment (FDI) in nearly two dozen industries, from electronics and automobile manufacturing to real estate and construction services, in almost every region of the world over the past half century or more. The result is an encyclopedic volume (459 pages with index). . . useful for East Asian business scholars or those interested in the overseas activities of Japanese firms. Farrell has written. . . a sweeping survey of Japanese FDI. Walter Hatch, Journal of Japanese Studies Roger Farrell has written a weighty compendium on Japanese direct foreign investment. At over 450 pages it covers the full array of Japan s diverse industries and sectors, from fisheries and lumber to steel and automobiles, and in the service industries from banking to telecommunications. Apart from the breadth of coverage, this work is even more remarkable considering that Japanese multinationals and their overseas investments have been largely under the radar of social scientists of late, especially so since the ascent of China in the early years of the present decade. David W. Edgington, Growth and Change Enhanced with indexes, appendixes, and editorial opinions on the subject, Japanese Investment in the World Economy is a complete and comprehensive scholarly reference, ideal for college and community library economics collections. Midwest Book Review The Economics Shelf This book examines Japanese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the world economy over more than five decades. It provides a unique focus on the internationalisation experience of selected industries, such as forestry, textiles, electronics, motor vehicles, steel and services as well as case studies of individual firms. Roger Farrell considers the theoretical explanations for Japanese FDI and particular motivations which have been an ongoing rationale for FDI, including: energy and resource security the theme of retaining market access the relocation of manufacturing to retain international competitiveness withdrawal after the bubble economy the new phase of investment in the 2000s. Japanese Investment in the World Economy is distinctive in that it examines overseas investment by firms in the primary, manufacturing and services sectors over the period in which the Japanese economy became the second largest in the world. The book provides a succinct overview of Japanese FDI of interest to professionals and students of business, economics, international relations, politics and Japanese culture.

The Effect of Japanese Investment on the World Economy

This volume examines the countries that received nearly three-fifths of all Japanese foreign direct investment between 1980 and 1990 and asks the following questions.

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Author: Leon Hollerman

Publisher: Hoover Inst

ISBN: UCSC:32106012068307

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Few economic issues have generated as much controversy as Japanese foreign direct investment. Many critics perceived Japanese foreign multinational enterprises and direct investment as causing economic dislocation and deindustrialization. When the host countries experienced difficulties in receiving Japanese foreign direct investment, many connected these difficulties with the world economic showdown between 1970 and 1990, when productivity and employment grew more slowly than in previous decades. Fueled by a high domestic savings rate and by the paper profits of Japan's bubble economy, Japanese foreign direct investment surged between 1970 and 1991 as Japanese firms moved overseas to avail themselves of cheap labor, avoid trade conflict, and acquire real estate and natural resources. When Japan's financial bubble finally burst and foreign direct investment declined, however, Japan's securities and real estate markets turned sour. Economic indicators slid downward and flattened as the world experienced its worst economic depression since the end of the World War II. Japanese foreign direct investment generated new opportunities and benefits but also created new problems for the recipient countries. This volume examines the countries that received nearly three-fifths of all Japanese foreign direct investment between 1980 and 1990 and asks the following questions. Why did Japanese foreign direct investment increase so dramatically between 1970 and 1991? What are some of the significant patterns of Japanese foreign direct investment in host countries? What economic effect did Japanese foreign direct investment have on the host countries?

Japan and a New World Economic Order

This volume, written from Japan’s standpoint, suggests a new direction for the world and regional economic order.

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Author: Kyoshi Kojima

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136928796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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President Nixon’s new economic policy of August 1971, aggravated by the oil problem since October 1973 caused chaos and uncertainty in the international trade and currency system. There were fears of another 1930s style depression. In addition, a world food shortage and strident claims by developing countries for perpetual sovereignty over resources added another set of difficulties. This volume, written from Japan’s standpoint, suggests a new direction for the world and regional economic order. The book tackles two major issues in international economics: Firstly, traditional international trade theory aims only at static maximization in the use of world human and material resources, but, the author stresses more attention should be paid to such dynamic or developmental elements as population growth, immigration, natural resource development, improvement in transfer of technology, economies of scale, direct foreign investment and economic integration in order to create development centres or sectors in the world economy. Secondly, the author discusses how to combine a global and regional approach to economic integration.

Japan s Dynamic Efficiency in the Global Market

This volume presents an objective, analytical look at the global market connections of the Japanese economy.

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Author: Charlie G. Turner

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UCSD:31822007862998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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This volume presents an objective, analytical look at the global market connections of the Japanese economy. The author examines such issues as Japanese export and import patterns, trade barriers facing Japanese exports and imports, the changing productive capacity of Japan, and foreign investment in and by Japan in order to offer a clearer picture of Japan's role in the world economy. The impact of Japanese developments in such areas as technology, trade policy, and finance on key international markets and the impact on Japan of global developments in these areas also receive thorough coverage.

Japan and the Global Economy

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Author: Jonathan Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134921805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Japan s Response to Crisis and Change in the World Economy

Originally published in 1986, after a period of global changes and financial crisis in the majority of industrialised countries, this book explores how Japan’s economy seemed to maintain its success.

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Author: Michèle Schmiegelow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317235118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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Originally published in 1986, after a period of global changes and financial crisis in the majority of industrialised countries, this book explores how Japan’s economy seemed to maintain its success. This study provides an overview of the Japanese case and the main schools of thought that arose from it by dealing with export-related issues such as reforms in foreign exchange and trade control laws and the internationalisation of Japan’s financial markets as well as more domestic issues such as employment and wages. This title will be of interest to students of Asian Studies and Economics.

The New Wave of Japanese Investment in ASEAN

As part of a study on Japanese direct investment, this study covers four other countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, which together account for 95 per cent of the total flow of Japanese investment into ASEAN in the ...

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Author: Pasuk Phongpaichit

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian

ISBN: 9789813035621

Category: ASEAN countries

Page: 127

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Economic Activity Trade and Industry in the U S Japan world Economy

A pioneering effort to link quantitatively the economies of the U.S. and Japan through a large-scale econometric model.

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Author: Francis Gerard Adams

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UCSD:31822015118599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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A pioneering effort to link quantitatively the economies of the U.S. and Japan through a large-scale econometric model.