Yang analyzes the impact of globalization on national economic boundaries, using the automobile industry to contrast three different economic systems. Corporations emerge as new players in international relations. Their corporate policies and manufacturer-supplier linkages influence the international division of labor among modern nations. Their competitive strategy affects the ability of governments to regulate national economies. Scholars in international, regional, and developmental economics will find this work provides interesting material on global competition.
About the Author:
XIAOHUA YANG is an independent researcher and a participant in the International Motor Vehicle Program at MIT. She is the contributor of a recent IMVP report, China in the Globalizing Automobile Industry. As an extension of her interests in the political economy of globalization, she is investigating the issues of Chinese capitalism in the Pacific Rim and intra-Asian capital flow in the Asian Pacific region.