1st Edition

Production Networks in Asia and Europe Skill Formation and Technology Transfer in the Automobile Industry

Edited By Rogier Busser, Yuri Sadoi Copyright 2004

    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. Rogier Busser & Yuri Sadoi Introduction Part I - Industrial Organization and Industry Policy in ASEAN 2. Joop A. Stam Industrial Organization, Culture and Technology Transfer 3. Thamavit Terdudomtham Thai Policies for the Automobile Sector: Focus on Technology Transfer 4. Tham Siew-Yean Malaysian Policies for the Automobile Sector: Focus on Technology Transfer 5. Gwendolyn R. Tecson Philippine Policies for the Automobile Sector: Focus on Technology Transfer 6. Lepi T. Tarmidi Indonesian Industrial Policy in the Automobile Sector with Focus on Technology Transfer 7. Takahiro Fujimoto & Shinya Orihashi The Strategic Effects of Firm Sizes and Dynamic Capabilities on Overseas Operations: A Case-Based Comparison Between Toyota and Mitsubishi in Thailand and Australia Part II - The Transferability of 'Japanese' Skill Formation Systems 8. Kazuo Koike Intellectual Skill and Its Transferability 9. Nipon Poapongsakorn Skill Formation in the Thai Auto Parts Industry 10. Producing Auto Parts in Malaysia: Skill Formation in Forging and Casting 11. Keisuke Nakamura The Toyota Production System in Indonesia Part III - Industrial Organization and Skill Formation in Europe - With Japanese Influence? 12. Ben Dankbaar Training and Knowledge Transfer in the European Automotive Industry: The Impact of 'Lean Thinking' 13. Rogier Busser & Yuri Sadoi Japanese Automobile Makers in Europe and the Organization of Supply System 14. Roland Springer Flexible Standardization: Innovation for Labour, Industrial Science, and Labour Policy 15. Jean-Pierre Durand Tight Flow and Competency Model in the French Car Industry


    Rogier Busser is Head of the Programme for Management Studies, Leiden University and is Coordinator for Academic Programmes at the International Institute for Asian Studies.

    Yuri Sadoi is Affiliated Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies. He previously worked for Human Resources Development at Mitsubishi Motors, Japan.