Industrial policy and the development of the automotive industry in the Philippines

Natsuda, Kaoru and Thoburn, John (2018) Industrial policy and the development of the automotive industry in the Philippines. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 39 (3). pp. 371-391. ISSN 0225-5189

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This article explores why the Philippines’ automotive industry has been less successful than those of its Southeast Asian neighbours, despite its long history of automotive production. We stress policy inconsistency, lack of demand-side policy signals and weak state capacity as explanations, although past policies were successful in developing exports of a few key automotive components. The 2015 Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) hopes to rejuvenate the industry but faces challenges from the lack of a diversified local components sector, continued competition from imported second-hand vehicles and likely competition under free trade agreements, particularly with South Korea.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This work was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science [KAKENHI grant number 15K03496] and by a Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University research subsidy. Publisher Copyright: © 2017, © 2017 Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID).
Uncontrolled Keywords: automotive,industrial policy,motor industry,philippines,wto,development ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3303
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 01:43
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2023 00:10
DOI: 10.1080/02255189.2018.1389698

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