Liberalization, Industrial Nationalism, and the Malaysian Automotive Industry

Natsuda, Kaoru, Segawa, Noriyuki and Thoburn, John (2013) Liberalization, Industrial Nationalism, and the Malaysian Automotive Industry. Global Economic Review, 42 (2). pp. 113-134. ISSN 1226-508X

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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 automotive global value chain. We argue that Malaysia is probably faced with a choice of accepting foreign majority ownership, as with its second national producer, Perodua, or reconciling itself to Proton lagging in both technology and marketing.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: We are grateful to Chris Edwards, Rajah Rasiah and two anonymous referees for their very helpful comments, and to the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS KAKENHI 22730153) and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University for research finance. Of course, the usual disclaimer applies.
Uncontrolled Keywords: automotive,global value chain,industrial policy,malaysia,motor,proton,business and international management,economics, econometrics and finance(all),political science and international relations ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1403
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 01:39
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2023 03:30
DOI: 10.1080/1226508X.2013.791475

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