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Protection and the Dynamics of Productivity Growth: The Case of Automotive Industries in Indonesia

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  • Okamoto, Yumiko

    (GSICS, Kobe University)

  • Sjöholm, Fredrik

    () (The European Institute of Japanese Studies)

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Indonesia, like many other countries in South East Asia, has actively promoted the automotive industry. The governmental interventions have ranged from tariffs and non-tariff barriers to various local content programs. As a result, imports of ready made cars and motorcycles have been expensive, which led to an inflow of foreign producers. This paper examines the productivity performance in the Indonesian automotive industries. More specifically, we try to answer two questions. Firstly, has the government intervention been successful in lifting the industry from its "infant industry" status? Secondly, what roles have multinational enterprises played in the development of the automotive industry in Indonesia? In examining the issues at hand, we use establishment data for the Indonesian automotive industries between 1990-1995. Our choice of methodology enables us to examine the dynamics of the different industries' productivity performance: which establishments account for most of the productivity growth, and how important entry and exit of establishments are to the overall performance.

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  • Okamoto, Yumiko & Sjöholm, Fredrik, 1999. "Protection and the Dynamics of Productivity Growth: The Case of Automotive Industries in Indonesia," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 324, Stockholm School of Economics.
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    Cited by:

    1. Phan, Tuan & Nguyen, Van Anh Thi, 2008. "Impacts of the Protection Policy for Vietnam’s Automobile Industry," MPRA Paper 54067, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 01 Mar 2013.
    2. Jose L. Tongzon, 2002. "The Economies of Southeast Asia, Second Edition," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 2029.
    3. Virginie Vial, 2008. "How Much Does Turnover Matter? Evidence from Indonesian Manufacturing Total Factor Productivity Growth, 1975-95," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(3), pages 295-322.
    4. Virginie Vial, 2006. "New Estimates Of Total Factor Productivity Growth In Indonesian Manufacturing," Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(3), pages 357-369.

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    Keywords

    Productivity; Growth; Automotive industry; Indonesia; Protection.;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy

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