Department     College of International Management
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2014/11
Type Research paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title How Much Policy Space Still Exists Under the WTO?
A Comparative Study of the Automotive Industry in Thailand and Malaysia
Contribution Type First author
Journal Review of International Political Economy (Routledge)
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Routledge (London)
Volume, Issue, Page 21(6),pp.1346-1377
Author and coauthor THOBURN, John
Details This paper investigates the policy space open to developing countries under the WTO regime. It is apparent that industrial policy options in developing countries are limited by the TRIPs, GATS, TRIMs and SCMs agreements under the WTO. However, policy options are not fully closed, and a narrower range of policies is still available. Focussing particularly on TRIMs, this paper examines the contrasting development of the automotive industries in Thailand and Malaysia, showing the different ways these countries have carved out new industrial policies within the now available policy space.
DOI 10.1080/09692290.2013.878741