International production networks in auto industry in the 21st century. The case of ASEAN

Bogusława Drelich-Skulska , Sebastian Bobowski


International production networks used to be recognized as a product of East Asian economic integration centred around Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since the 90s. Vertical specialization and intra-industry trade involve ASEAN member states as contract manufacturers of parts and components as well as assembly bases, attracting numerous resource-seeking investors from higher cost locations such as Japanese multinational enterprises (MNEs). Auto industry is a perfect example of fragmentation of value chains and process-based vertical division of labour among East Asian economies, inducing intensive back-and-forth transactions in auto parts and components, as well as automobiles. Authors selected sixty five six-digit HS codes classified into fifteen groups to study bilateral flows among several ASEAN economies and Japan and to identify major dominant inputs traded in the production networks in years 2001-2016. This, in turn, enabled to analyze trends in regards of specialization of individual ASEAN economies in auto industry. The main objective of the paper is to examine the phenomenon of international production networks on the example of auto industry in ASEAN. Authors study the structure of bilateral intra-industry trade among economies of Southeast Asia and Japan in the 21st century, conducting statistical analysis based on Comtrade data.
Author Bogusława Drelich-Skulska (ES / DIER)
Bogusława Drelich-Skulska,,
- Department of International Economic Relations
, Sebastian Bobowski (ES / DIER)
Sebastian Bobowski,,
- Department of International Economic Relations
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Loster Tomas, Pavelka Tomas (eds.): The 12th International Days of Statistics and Economics : Conference Proceedings, 2018, MELANDRIUM, ISBN 9788087990148, 2063 p.
Keywords in Englishinternational production networks, auto industry, ASEAN
URL regional competitiveness, comparative analysis, the EU Regional Competitiveness Index
Languageen angielski
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