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University of California, Davis Program on Pacific Rim Business and Development

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Works: 48 works in 99 publications in 1 language and 176 library holdings
Classifications: HB1, 330.072
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Managing the managers : Japanese management strategies in the U.S. by Martin Tolich( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
U.S. imports, 1972-1994 : data and concordances by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Describes data on U.S. imports from 1972-1994, classified according to the Tariff Schedule of the U.S. Annotated (TSUSA), Harmonized System (HS), Standard International Trade Classification (SITC Revisions 2 and 3), and Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 1972 basis), along with various concordances ... this CD-ROM stores the data as xBase files and includes interactive software to download small portions of it (for particular commodities)"--Abstract
One country, two systems : implications of WTO entry for China by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Rural reforms, the weather, and productivity growth in China's grain sector by Zhang Bin( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Data in the ether : the creation of the computer networking industry by Urs von Burg( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The globalization of Korean industry : Korean maquiladoras in Mexico by Dae Won Choi( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Bias in U.S. import prices and demand by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The purpose of the paper is to measure the potential bias in the U.S. import price index due to the appearance of new product varieties, or new foreign suppliers, and determine the effect of this bias on the estimated income elasticity of import demand. Existing import price indexes are based on a sample of products from importing firms. We argue that if the share of import expenditure on the sampled products is falling over time, this will lead to an upward bias in the measured index. Using a correction based on the falling expenditure share on sampled countries, we find that the income elasticity of aggregate U.S. import demand is reduced from 2.5 to 1.7, or about halfway to unity. Our estimates suggest that the aggregate import price index is upward biased by about one and one-half percentage points annually
Learning and coping with competitive pressure : the Korean electronics industry at the dawning of the 21st century by Martin Kenney( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Ownership and control in outsourcing to China : estimating the property-rights theory of the firm by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In this paper, we develop a simple model of international outsourcing and apply it to processing trade in China. We observe China's processing exports broken down by who owns the plant and by who controls the inputs the plant processes. Multinational firms engaged in export processing in China tend to split factory ownership and input control with managers in China: the most common outcome is to have foreign factory ownership but Chinese control over input purchases. To account for this organizational arrangement, we appeal to a property-rights model of the firm. Multinational firms and the Chinese factory managers with whom they contract divide the surplus associated with export processing by Nash bargaining. Investments in input search, production, and marketing are partially relationship specific. In our benchmarks estimates, this relationship specificity is lowest in southern coastal provinces, where export markets are thickest, and highest in interior and northern provinces. The probability contracts are enforced has a similar pattern and is the lowest along the southern coast and the highest in the north
Foreign investment, outsourcing and relative wages by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In this paper we examine the reduction in the relative employment and wages of unskilled workers in the U.S. during the 1980's. We argue that a contributing factor to this decline was rising imports reflecting the outsourcing of production activities. In a theoretical model, we show that any increase in the Southern capital stock relative to that of the North, or neutral technological progress in the South, will increase the relative wage of skilled workers in both countries due to a shift in production activities to the South. Corresponding to this change in the relative wage is an increase in the price index of Northern activities within each industry, relative to that of the South. We confirm that this change in relative prices occurred for the U.S. and other industrialized countries relative to their trading partners. We also estimate that 15-33% of the increase in the relative wage of nonproduction (or skilled) workers in the U.S. during the 1980's is explained by rising imports
Preparing data for improved access : the development of a longitudinal database on US imports by Jean Slemmons Stratford( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Business groups and trade in East Asia : part 2, product variety by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
We analyze the impact of market structure on the trade performance of South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Korea has many large, vertically-integrated business groups known as chaebol, whereas business groups in Taiwan are smaller and more specialized in the production of intermediate inputs. We test the hypothesis that the greater vertical integration in Korea results in less product variety than for Taiwan, by constructing indexes of product variety and product mix' in their exports to the United States. It is found that Taiwan tends to export a greater variety of products to the U.S. than Korea, and this holds across all industries. In addition, Taiwan exports relatively more high-priced intermediate inputs, whereas Korea exports relatively more high-priced final goods. A comparison with Japan is also presented, and we find that Japan has greater product variety in its sales to the U.S. than either Taiwan or Korea
Value creation in the late twentieth century : the rise of the knowledge worker by Martin Kenney( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
An institutional perspective on development : social organisation and the rise of the auto industries of South Korea, Taiwan, Spain and Argentina by Nicole Woolsey Biggart( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Transplantation? : a comparison of Japanese television assembly plants in Japan and U.S. by Martin Kenney( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Business groups in South Korea and Taiwan : a comparison and database by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Testing endogenous growth in South Korea and Taiwan by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
We evaluate the endogenous growth hypothesis using sectoral data for South Korea and Taiwan. Our empirical work relies on a direct measure of the variety of products from each sector which can serve as intermediate inputs or as final goods. We test whether changes in the variety of these inputs, for Taiwan relative to Korea, are correlated with the growth in total factor productivity (TFP) in each sector, again measured in Taiwan relative to Korea. We find that changes in relative product variety (entered as either a lag or a lead) have a positive and significant effect on TFP in eight of the sixteen sectors. Seven out of these eight sectors are what we classify as secondary industries, in that they rely on differentiated manufactured inputs, and therefore seem to fit the idea of endogenous growth. Among the primary industries that rely more heavily on natural resources, we find more mixed evidence
Do stronger patents induce more innovation? : evidence from the 1998 Japanese patent law reforms by Mariko Sakakibara( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Does an expansion of patent scope induce more innovative effort by firms? This article provides evidence on this question by examining firm responses to the Japanese patent reforms of 1988. Interviews with practitioners suggest the reforms significantly expanded the scope of patent rights in Japan, but that the average response in terms of additional R & D effort and innovative output was quite modest. Interviews also suggest that firm organizational structure is an important determinant of the level of response. Econometric analysis using Japanese and U.S. patent data on 307 Japanese firms confirms that the magnitude of the response is quite small
Learning factories? : a study of the labor-management system employed in the Japanese consumer electronics maquiladoras in Mexico by Martin Kenney( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Facts and fallacies about foreign direct investment by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Program on Pacific Rim Business and Development (University of California, Davis)
University of California, Davis. Institute of Governmental Affairs. Program on Pacific Rim Business and Development
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