Department     College of International Management
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2013/05
Type Research paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Liberalization, Industrial Nationalism and the Malaysian Automotive Industry
Contribution Type First author
Journal Global Economic Review (Routledge)
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Routledge (London)
Volume, Issue, Page 42(2),pp.113-134
Author and coauthor SEGAWA Noriyuki and THOBURN John
Details This paper examines the attempts by Malaysia to foster production by national automotive producers in a global industry dominated by a small number of major multinationals. Despite the use of a wide range of industrial policies, both standard import substituting ones and more targeted policies, the main national producer, Proton, has been unable successfully to enter the global automotive value chain. We argue that Malaysia is probably faced with a choice of accepting foreign majority ownership, as in its second national producer, Perodua, or reconciling itself to Proton lagging in both technology and marketing.
DOI 10.1080/1226508X.2013.791475
ISSN 1226-508X