Abstract—Bayesian analysis is used to perform the probability estimation to examine the Japanese affiliates’ market penetration by exporting from ASEAN4 (i.e. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand) and China. The estimation is conducted for 13 manufacturing sub-sectors in 2001-2005 and 2006-2010. This study found that Japanese affiliates not only benefited from low cost production and low trade barriers but also seized the advantage of internalized global production network within ASEAN4 and China to export their goods. Production networking could have both favorable and adverse effects on exports of Japanese affiliates.
—Bayesian, exports, fragmentation, foreign direct investment, outsourcing.
Chen-Chen Yong is with the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (e-mail: ccyong@ um.edu.my).
Siew-Yong Yew is with the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (e-mail: yewsy@ um.edu.my).
Kosuke Mizuno is with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, 46 Shimoadachi-cho, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan. (e-mail: email@example.com).
Pei-Lee Teh is with the Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Persiaran Multimedia, 63100 Cyberjaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Chen-Chen Yong, Siew-Yong Yew, Kosuke Mizuno, and Pei-Lee Teh, "ASEAN4 and China- Export Platforms for Japanese Affiliates?," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity
vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 188-192, 2011.