Internationalization of Japanese Firms

Evidence from Firm-level Data

Editors: Wakasugi, Ryuhei (Ed.)

  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of Japanese firms’ exporting and foreign direct investment, using the authors’ original data set of Japanese firms
  • Presents theoretical and empirical analyses of firm-specific and market-specific factors to determine the modes of Japanese firms’ internationalization
  • Presents an analysis of managerial and institutional factors that affect the internationalization of Japanese firms
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This book takes a comprehensive look at Japanese firms engaging in export and foreign direct investment (FDI) and develops new methods and data to investigate the internationalization of firms, which is a focus issue in international trade. Using micro-level data, the book provides an introduction to theoretical and statistical analysis of internationalization modes of Japanese firms with productivity heterogeneity. It makes clear that although the productivity of internationalized Japanese firms is higher on average than that of firms serving only the domestic market, the difference in productivity between exporters and FDI firms is not as obvious in comparison with that of their counterparts in the United States and Europe. Focusing on this point, the book analyzes not only productivity heterogeneity among firms, but also the differences in firm-specific factors other than productivity: industry-specific factors, market-specific factors such as market size and variable and fixed costs for export, and FDI in destination countries. This in-depth investigation reveals how those factors make the modes of Japanese firms’ internationalization different from those in the United States and Europe. Further analysis focuses on the effects of match quality, organizational and institutional factors in the market on firms’ exports, and FDI. As an approach to the current trends in international trade, this book is unique in using detailed firm-level panel data drawn from Japanese government statistics.

 

About the authors

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Ryuhei Wakasugi is professor emeritus, Kyoto University and Yokohama National University, and professor of Economics at Gakushuin University. He also serves as adjunct professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, the Center for Economic Growth and Strategy, Yokohama National University, and the University of International Business and Economics in China. Wakasugi is also program director, senior research advisor, and faculty fellow at the Research Institute of Economy Trade and Industry (RIETI). His research includes papers on international trade, foreign direct investment, offshoring, innovation and R&D.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Wakasugi, Ryuhei

    Pages 1-13

  • Features of Japanese Internationalized Firms: Findings Based on Firm-Level Data

    Wakasugi, Ryuhei (et al.)

    Pages 15-45

  • Heterogeneity and the Structure of Export and FDI: A Cross-Industry Analysis of Japanese Manufacturing

    Tanaka, Ayumu

    Pages 47-72

  • The Role of Non-productivity Factors in the Internationalization of Firms

    Todo, Yasuyuki

    Pages 73-94

  • Entry into Foreign Markets Through Foreign Direct Investment

    Matsuura, Toshiyuki (et al.)

    Pages 95-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Internationalization of Japanese Firms
Book Subtitle
Evidence from Firm-level Data
Editors
  • Ryuhei Wakasugi
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Ryuhei Wakasugi
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54532-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54532-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54531-6
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56190-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 173
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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