Faculty of Economics
2-15 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8345
Institutional Affiliation: Keio University
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|August 2005||The Formation of International Production and Distribution Networks in East Asia|
with Fukunari Kimura
in International Trade in East Asia, Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose, editors
|December 2003||The Formation of International Production and Distribution Networks in East Asia|
with Fukinari Kimura: w10167
The international production and distribution networks consist of vertical production chains and distribution networks extended across a number of countries. This paper claims that the international production and distribution networks in East Asia present distinctive characters in their significance in the regional economy, their geographical extensiveness involving a large number of countries in the region, and their sophistication of both intra-firm and arm's-length relationships across different firm nationalities. The paper starts from reviewing crucial changes in policy framework observed in the developing East Asian countries a decade ago and sketching the theoretical thoughts explaining the mechanics of international production and distribution networks. Then, the empirical part...
Published: Ito, Takatoshi and Andrew K. Rose (eds.) International Trade in East Asia NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics, vol. 14. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2005.