Japanese Manufacturing Investment in Europe: Its Impact on the UK Economy

Synopsis

Japanese Manufacturing Investment in Europeis a stimulating examination of the causes and consequences of the growing internationalization of Japanese business and Japan's increasing involvement in EC countries. In the mid-1980s, a veritable surge of foreign direct investment (FDI) among the five great powers took place. Japanese manufacturing investment in Europe occupied the forefront of this unprecedented growth and involved an even wider range of industries than before. This volume provides twenty-seven detailed case studies of Japanese companies in order to demonstrate the diversity of adopted strategies. Roger Strange reviews the current literature on FDI and trade policy and asserts the need for a theoretical framework in assessing the political economy of foreign direct investment.