Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2015/09
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title The Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in the Malaysian Automotive Industry: Are Government Policies Upgrading Technological Capacity?
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal The Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific)
Volume, Issue, Page 60(3),pp.1550046-1 - 1550046-18
Author and coauthor NATSUDA, Kaoru
Details This paper examines the determinants of total factor productivity in the Malaysian automotive industry, focusing on the effectiveness of government policies. Our panel data analysis shows that the productivity of the automotive industry in Malaysia highly depends on the technology embodied within imports. Government policies have not contributed to the technological upgrading of the industry. The policies to protect the domestic producers from international competition and to favour bumiputra firms seem to have adverse impacts on productivity.
ISSN 1793-6837