Department     College of International Management
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2014/07
Type Research paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Affirmative Action and Economic Liberalisation: The Dilemmas of the Malaysian Automotive Industry
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal Asian Studies Review (Routledge)
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Routledge (London)
Volume, Issue, Page 38(3),pp.422-441
Author and coauthor SEGAWA, Noriyuki, THOBURN, John
Details This paper considers the ways in which Malaysia has tried to develop automotive production through promoting a nationally owned car producer, Proton, and to carve out some ‘policy space’ to continue a degree of protection whilst also liberalizing its trade regime. We show that protection has not yet succeeded in making Proton and its many vendors internationally competitive, and show why Malaysia is having to ‘bite the bullet’ of securing cooperation with a major automotive multinational to upgrade and achieve export success.
DOI 10.1080/10357823.2014.928847
ISSN 1035-7823