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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 172 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 13 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"--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 6 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 5 libraries worldwide
Rural reforms, the weather, and productivity growth in China's grain sector by Bin Zhang( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 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 5 libraries worldwide
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 5 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 5 libraries worldwide
Abstract: 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
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 4 libraries worldwide
Foreign investment, outsourcing and relative wages by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Abstract: 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
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 4 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"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
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 4 libraries worldwide
Business groups in South Korea and Taiwan a comparison and database by Robert C Feenstra( file )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The U.S.-China bilateral trade balance : its size and determinants by Robert C Feenstra( file )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This paper has two aims. The first is to reduce the range within which the true U.S.-China bilateral trade deficit lies. The second is to identify the determinants of the bilateral trade deficit and offer an assessment of their relative importance. We calculate a smaller range of values for the bilateral trade deficit than in previous studies, due to a new estimation method that takes advantage of our access to detailed Chinese Customs data at the commodity level. For example, the revised US-China bilateral trade deficit is $15 billion to $20 billion in 1994, and $16 billion to $22 billion in 1995, compared to the official range of $8 billion to $30 billion, and $9 billion to $34 billion, respectively. The widening of the US-CHINA bilateral trade deficit in recent years reflected many factors. In our opinion, the two chief factors are (i) macroeconomic forces in the US and China moving in opposite direction, causing their respective overall trade balance to move in opposite directions; and (ii) the accelerated relocation of production of US imports from East Asia to China
Chaebols and catastrophe a new view of the Korean business groups and their role in the financial crisis by Robert C Feenstra( file )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 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( file )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Business groups and trade in East Asia by Robert C Feenstra( file )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Protectionist threats and foreign direct investment by Bruce A Blonigen( file )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Abstract: The recent literature on quid pro quo foreign direct investment (FDI) suggests that FDI may be induced by the threat of protection, and further, that FDI may be used as an instrument to defuse a protectionist threat. This paper uses a panel data set of 4-digit SIC level observations of Japanese manufacturing FDI into the United States in the 1980s to explore these hypotheses empirically. We find strong statistical support for the hypothesis that higher threats of protection lead to greater FDI flows, and post-regression simulations find that a rise in the expected probability of protection from five to ten percent means over a 30 percent rise in next-period FDI flows for an average industry. In addition, there is evidence that non- acquisition FDI by the Japanese had success in defusing the threat of an escape clause investigation in future periods
Transplantation? a comparison of Japanese television assembly plants in Japan and U.S. by Martin Kenney( file )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Testing endogenous growth in South Korea and Taiwan by Robert C Feenstra( file )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Abstract: 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
 
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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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