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Asian Industrial Development from the Perspective of the Motorcycle Industry

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  • Ohara, Moriki
  • Sato, Yuri

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This paper discusses the diversity of industrial development among Asian countries that emerges through an investigation of the motorcycle industry despite its uniform industrial attributes. The paper then explores factors that generate diversity, focusing attention on the differences in knowledge-based assets accumulated in each country. It finds that diversity is brought about through the differences in domestic industrial resources and the capabilities of local firms. The analysis underscores each country’s intrinsic logic in industrial development, contrary to the current trend of stressing assimilation through the global production networks of multinational corporations.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 182.

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Date of creation: Dec 2008
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 182. 2008.12
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper182

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Keywords: Motorcycle industry; Asian industrial development; Knowledge-based asets; Industrial resources; Capabilities; Asia;

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  1. Fujita, Mai, 2008. "Value Chain Dynamics and Growth of Local Firms:The Case of Motorcycle Industry in Vietnam," IDE Discussion Papers, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) 161, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).

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