ナツダ カオル   NATSUDA Kaoru
  夏田 郁
   所属   立命館アジア太平洋大学  国際経営学部
   職種   教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2013/06
形態種別 学術論文
査読 査読あり
標題 Industrial Policy and the Development of the Automotive Industry in Thailand
執筆形態 第一著書
掲載誌名 Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (Routledge)
掲載区分国外
出版社・発行元 Routledge (London)
巻・号・頁 18(3),pp.413-437
著者・共著者 THOBURN, John
概要 著名な雑誌への論文掲載・申請:有り

It has been argued that restrictions on industrial policy implemented under World Trade Organization rules in the 2000s have greatly reduced the ‘policy space’ in which developing countries can promote industrialisation. This paper examines the case of Thailand’s policies in developing one of the most successful automotive industries in the Southeast Asian region. We show that Thailand’s use of local content requirements, later abolished under WTO rules, helped promote local suppliers and did not deter foreign investors. Substantial tariff protection of vehicles and components production did not deter exports, and has continued to the present, even under liberalisation policies. Supplementing tariff protection by various fiscal means to promote product champions in the automotive industry, Thailand has succeeded in retaining substantial policy freedom.
DOI 10.1080/13547860.2012.742690
ISSN 1354-7860