Japanese Investment in the World Economy

Japanese foreign direct investment flows into the world economy have shaped the way that Japan has interacted with other economies and the internation- alisation of its business sector. Insignificant in the 1950s, these outflows began ...

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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

When ' e host coui .. ties in receiving Japanese foreig direct investment, many u ( these difficulties with the world economic slowdown between J9 1990, when productivity and empl yyment grew more slowly thanin ous decades. f 1 Fueled ...

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Author: Leon Hollerman

Publisher: Hoover Institution Press Publi

ISBN: UOM:39076001847537

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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Focusing on the US, Great Britain, Mexico, Australia, the Republic of China, and Thailand, the six essays in this volume explore the benefits and problems Japanese foreign direct investment has created, particularly in terms of recipient countries' employment, foreign trade, acquisition of new technology and management skills, economic output, resource development, and the all- important public opinion. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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: 260

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

Japanese Direct Investment in Mexico s Transport Equipment Sector

This book introduces an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Japanese foreign direct investment determinants, the close relations between foreign investment and trade flows in the host country, and the effects and responses by the ...

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Author: Melba Falck-Reyes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811339848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 133

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This book introduces an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Japanese foreign direct investment determinants, the close relations between foreign investment and trade flows in the host country, and the effects and responses by the local economy. It provides an accessible and comprehensive view of the overall macro impacts and local effects associated with the increasing flow of Japanese firms to Mexico’s automotive industry. The research and its outcomes presented here follow extensive fieldwork and use unique statistical datasets to integrate qualitative and quantitative approaches to the analysis. Carefully chosen case studies produce an integrated approach to the subject. As a result, the book fills a vacuum on this topic and provides readers with a clear understanding of the complex interactions among participating actors: Japanese multinationals and Japanese parts-and-components suppliers, Mexican local suppliers, government at the national and local levels, and cooperating Japanese agencies. By critically assessing current theories and empirical methodologies the monograph covers aspects related to the creation of regional production networks and their impact on trade patterns of the recipient country, location determinants of Japanese foreign investment, and spillover externalities in host entities. It presents the reader with a comprehensive view of the different levels of interaction between multinational firms, local recipient economies, and local suppliers and the challenges they face to engage in global chains of production. The book is highly recommended to academics and their students who seek to understand the complex international economic relations in the global economy. This compilation also serves as a valuable guide to policy makers, both at national and local levels, as it provides an informed analysis of how to engage local suppliers in regional and global production chains.

Foreign Direct Investment in Japan

The seven studies were presented at an October 1994 conference in Philadelphia. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Author: Masaru Yoshitomi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018355201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

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Investment scholars and practitioners query why direct participation of foreign firms in the Japanese economy is lower than in any other industrialized country, and what if any policy steps the Japanese government could take to increase it. They consider the lingering impact of the ban on the practice until the middle 1970s, the high costs of doing business in Japan such as very expensive land and labor, and traditional business practices including long-term transaction relationships with suppliers and customers and the long-term employment system. The seven studies were presented at an October 1994 conference in Philadelphia. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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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Japanese Economic Policy Reconsidered

This book re-evaluates commonly held perceptions in the West and in Japan about the strength of the Japanese economy, shedding new light on Japan's current economic situation and prescribing policies to restructure the domestic economy in ...

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Author: Craig Freedman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023461044

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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The rise and relative decline of the Japanese economy has been an important feature of the world economy since the late 1980s. This book re-evaluates commonly held perceptions in the West and in Japan about the strength of the Japanese economy, shedding new light on Japan's current economic situation and prescribing policies to restructure the domestic economy in order to achieve growth objectives.