This book explores Japanese investment in Europe and Southeast Asia, in relation to the automobile industry. In part I the authors examine industrial organization and policy issues in Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Indonesia, looking at Japanese investment and the relative policy successes and failures in these host countries. Part II looks at skill formation systems in the Japanese dominated automobile industry in Southeast Asia and in part III the authors focus on the EU and the very different influence of Japanese investment.
1. Introduction / Rogier Busser and Yuri Sadoi -- 2. Industrial organization, culture and technology transfer / Joop A. Stam -- 3. Thai policies for the automobile sector: focus on technology transfer / Thamavit Terdudomtham -- 4. Malaysian policies for the automobile sector: focus on technology transfer / Tham Siew-Yean -- 5. Philippine policies for the automobile sector: focus on technology transfer / Gwendolyn R. Tecson -- 6. Indonesian industrial policy in the automobile sector: focus on technology transfer / Lepi T. Tarmidi -- 7. Strategic effects of firm sizes and dynamic capabilities on overseas operations: a case-based comparison between Toyota and Mitsubishi in Thailand and Australia / Takahiro Fujimoto and Shinya Orihashi -- 8. Intellectual skill and its transferability / Kazuo Koike -- 9. Skill formation in the Thai auto parts industry / Nipon Poapongsakorn -- 10. Producing auto parts in Malaysia: skill formation in forging and casting / Yuri Sadoi -- 11. The Toyota Production System in Indonesia / Keisuke Nakamura -- 12. Training and knowledge transfer in the European automotive industry: the impact of 'lean thinking' / Ben Dankbaar -- 13. Japanese automobile makers in Europe and the organization of the supply system / Rogier Busser and Yuri Sadoi -- 14. Flexible standardization: innovation for labour, industrial science and labour policy / Roland Springer -- 15. Tight flow and the competency model in the French car industry / Jean-Pierre Durand.
Published: 23rd October 2003