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Journal of Economic Integration 2013 June;28(2) :327-353.
French, German, and Japanese FDI on Intra-East Asian Trade
K.C. Fung
Nathalie Aminian
Alicia Garcia-Herrero
Hitomi Iizaka and 
Francis Ng 
University of California, Santa Cruz, U. S. A.
University of Rouen, Rouen, France
Emerging Markets, BBVA, Rouen, Hong Kong
Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
World Bank, Washington DC, U. S. A.
Corresponding Author: K.C. Fung ,Email: kcfung@
Copyright ©2013 Journal of Economic Integration
In this paper we first document the growing importance of intra-East Asian trade in parts and components and capital goods facilitated by foreign direct investment (FDI). Japanese direct investment has a stronger influence on intra-East Asian trade relative to FDI from France and Germany. It is related to the roles of small and medium enterprises in the Japanese FDI in East and Southeast Asia.

JEL Classification
F14: Empirical Studies of Trade
F15: Economic Integration
F23: Multinational Firms; International Business
Keywords: French FDI | German FDI | Japanese FDI | East and Southeast Asian Trade
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