The Essential Foundation for the "Detroit of Asia" and the Approach of the Auto Parts Industry
Ruchatachat, Tanutporn (2009) The Essential Foundation for the "Detroit of Asia" and the Approach of the Auto Parts Industry. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
The Thai auto parts industry is considered to be, along with the automotive industry, the driving force of the nation’s economy. Dating back to the 1960s, the government has started an initiative to establish Thailand as the “Detroit of Asia”. Foreseeing that the auto parts and automotive industries are two interrelated segments with high value added, various measures and policies are planned by the government to nurture and support the two industries so that they can be internationally competitive. This paper analyzes interviews conducted with firms in the auto parts and automotive industries along with the secondary data to identify the source of competitive advantage of the auto parts industry and its contribution to the development of the automotive industry.
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