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Developmental states and industrial policy in the automotive industry

perspectives from Mexico and South Korea

LOZANO MARTINEZ, Carlos Rogelio

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Abstract

The main finding of this study is that developmental states still hold opportunities and capacity for the promotion of economic development, even if current circumstances present a more reduced or different policy space than what their dirigisme or authoritarian counterparts in the late 19th and 20th centuries faced. This study presents the compared cases of Mexico and Korea (South Korea or Republic of Korea) as two newly industrialized countries that have developed their automotive sector with very similar, developmental state-led, industrial policies. In both countries, outcomes had different degrees of success depending on the circumstances and constraints for policymaking and implementation existing in each society. The main argument is that although these political and institutional circumstances, unique to each state and society, can constrain policy options and shape their outcomes, they can also create new policy opportunities, which are frequently overlooked. Understanding and leveraging these lessons towards developmental efforts of today’s developing nation-states is more relevant than ever. With the new trends and directions that are already visible in the automotive industry, it is very important that governments and societies have clarity of what elements made past successes possible, to learn from them and iterate through their own constraints towards the construction of their own unique experiences of economic success.

Advisors
Park, Hun Joo
Department
KDI School, Master of Public Policy
Issue Date
2019
Publisher
KDI School
Description
Thesis(Master) --KDI School:Master of Public Policy,2019
Keywords
Automobile industry and trade--Mexico.; Industrial policy--Korea (South)
Contents
Introduction

Developmental states and their role in industrialization and economic growth

The Mexican auto industry

The Korean Auto Industry

Trends and disruptive innovation in the automotive industry

References
Pages
iv, 51 p
URI
https://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/32847
Type
Thesis
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