Title: Export promotion and FDI attraction in Japan: the impact of US state based industrial policy

Authors: Drew Martin, Timothy J. Wilkinson, Michael d'Amico

Addresses: College of Business and Economics, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI 97720, USA. ' Department of Marketing, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-4804, USA. ' Department of Marketing, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-4804,USA

Abstract: This paper examines US state government offices in Japan in the context of American subnational industrial policy. Structural and behavioural differences of the 35 offices are compared to levels of exports and foreign direct investment from Japan. Findings indicate that both the level of support given to these offices as well as the presence of sister city programmes are related to higher levels of exports and FDI. The evidence from this study suggests that the effectiveness of Japan's offices can be enhanced through greater support.

Keywords: Japan; USA; state governments; subnational industrial policy; exports; FDI; foreign direct investment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2005.008037

International Journal of Management Practice, 2005 Vol.1 No.3, pp.251 - 262

Published online: 10 Nov 2005 *

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