How to conduct effective industrial policy:a comparison of automotive development in the Philippines and Indonesia

Thoburn, John and Natsuda, Kaoru (2018) How to conduct effective industrial policy:a comparison of automotive development in the Philippines and Indonesia. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 23 (4). pp. 657-682. ISSN 1354-7860

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Compared to the recent successes of Indonesia, Philippines vehicle production has faced severe problems of lack of economies of scale and a weak domestic supply base, as well as strong import competition, including from illegally imported used cars. Unlike Indonesia in recent years–whose automotive development up to the late 1990s was considered a failure–the Philippines has not succeeded in developing significant exports of vehicles. Although at first sight there have been early similarities in industrial policies towards the automotive industry in the two countries, we identify various key policy differences, including tax policy to promote particular types of vehicle. Although now the Philippines is starting to see the sort of growth in vehicle ownership that is currently well underway in Indonesia, it will have to struggle under its new CARS policy to stop the growth in the market simply being met by more imports.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding Information: This work was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science [KAKENHI Grant No. 15K03496], and by a Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University academic research subsidy. Publisher Copyright: © 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Uncontrolled Keywords: automotive,global production networks,global value chains,indonesia,industrial policy,philippines,geography, planning and development,development,political science and international relations ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
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Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 01:43
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2023 00:10
DOI: 10.1080/13547860.2018.1503768

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