Department     College of International Management
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2018/08
Type Research paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Industrial Policy and the Development of the Automotive Industry in the Philippines
Contribution Type First author
Journal Canadian Journal of Development Studies /Revue canadienne d'études du développement (Routledge)
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Routledge (London)
Volume, Issue, Page 39(3),pp.371-391
Author and coauthor THOBURN John
Details This paper explores why the Philippines’ automotive industry has been less successful than those of its Southeast Asian neighbours, despite its long history of automotive production. We stress policy inconsistency, lack of demand-side policy signals, and weak state capacity as explanations, although past policies were successful in developing exports of a few key automotive components. The 2015 Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) hopes to rejuvenate the industry but faces challenges from the lack of a diversified local components sector, continued competition from imported second hand vehicles and likely competition under free trade agreements, particularly with Korea.
DOI 10.1080/02255189.2018.1389698