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Industrialisation through state-MNC partnership: Lessons from Malaysia's national car project

Athukorala, Premachandra


This paper examines the growth trajectory and the current state of the Malaysian automobile industry, with emphasis on the fate of the national car (Proton) project. The cause of the tragic ending of the Malaysian dream of building an internationally competitive national automotive industry was rooted in the very conception of the project. The project was designed primarily with an intrinsic import-substitution bias. The subsequent attempt to expand exports failed because of lack of a firm...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies


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