This book provides a detailed cross-country study of the automotive industry in South East Asia. Abbott argues that, contrary to prevailing opinion, the diffusion of manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific has been characterized by hierarchical networks of production linked to Japan for technology.
'As a work providing a plethora of data and a well-articulated analysis of history-specific developmentalism and dependency relationship in the automotive industry, this book is a sure read for scholars specializing in political science and economics and serves as a useful analystical tool' - The Journal of Asian Studies
1. International Political Economy, Development and the State: Implications for the Study of Southeast Asia
2. Southeast Asia's Economic Development in the Global and Regional Political Economy
3. Indonesia: Soeharto and the Neo-Patrimonal State
4. Malaysia: Managing Foreign Capital
5. Thailand: From a Bureaucratic Polity to the Politics of Corruption
6. The Automobile Industry in Southeast Asia in Comparative Perspective