On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, RCAPS welcomed Professor Kaoru Natsuda (APM, APU) to deliver an RCAPS current research seminar entitled, "Development of the Automotive Industry in Southeast Asia and Central Europe". The seminar was held in English.
[Report by APM Professor Kaoru Natsuda]
Professor Natsuda spoke about the development of the automotive industry in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia) and Central Europe (Czech Republic, and Slovakia). First, Professor Natsuda explained the situation of the five countries in the world automotive industry and then he discussed share by brand, market share, and the market growth rate of automobile production in each market. Next, he talked about the relationship between the World Trade Organization (WTO) and industrial policy and what options there are for developing countries’ industrial policies following the introduction of the WTO rules and the ban on industrial policy. Lastly, he outlined the automotive industrial policies in Southeast Asian and central European countries from the 1960s until now, the industrial policies taken, and the development of the automotive industry after the introduction of deregulation policies in the 2000s.