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Europe and the Japanese Challenge: The Regulation of Multinationals in Comparative Perspective

Mark Mason


Japanese foreign direct investment surged into Western markets in the late 1980s provoking intense policy debates in Europe and America. How did the European authorities respond to this ‘Japanese Challenge’? How did their response compare to the US policy record? Does this international business activity give any insights into the idea of increasing convergence of behaviour of the world's capitalist economies? To answer these questions, the book investigates European policies towards the Japanese Challenge in cross-national and historical perspectives. It compares the policy response of Europe ... More

Keywords: Japan, Europe, foreign direct investment, Western markets, policy debate, Japanese Challenge, capitalist economies, automobile industry, consumer electronics, banking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198292647
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292647.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Mason, author
Yale University