WorldCat Identities

Urata, Shūjirō 1950-

Overview
Works: 192 works in 422 publications in 2 languages and 4,969 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Commercial treaties  Treaties 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: HF2366, 382.730952
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Shūjirō Urata
Free trade agreements in the Asia Pacific( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have proliferated in East Asia as regional economies rush to catch up with the rest of the world - but what difference do they make? This book answers that question by providing an up-to-date assessment of the quality and impact of FTAs in the region. Featuring a collection of papers originally written for the prestigious Research Institute for Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) in Tokyo, it presents contemporary analysis and insights into the evolution of recent FTAs. The book is suitable for use by trade policy negotiators, policy analysts, and people developing business strategies in organizations, as well as graduate students and researchers in the field."--BOOK JACKET
Economic consequences of globalization : evidence from East Asia by Shūjirō Urata( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists have long recognized the gains from international trade. The question is, does international trade -- or more broadly, globalization -- increase growth? Notwithstanding the debates, there are still many questions, old and new, need to be explored in order to improve our understanding on various aspects of globalization, including its consequences. This book addresses some of these questions, utilizing micro datasets of some East Asian countries. The focus on East Asia is particularly interesting for the reason that most of these countries have relatively more opened economy and experienced a rapid de facto integration quite recently. The book puts forward questions which are related to the relationship between globalization on the one hand, and firm performance, activities, or characteristics, on the other. The chapters draw recent theoretical framework from the relevant literatures, and then empirically test - mostly by econometric analysis -- the hypotheses on these relationships. The extent or magnitude of the globalization impact is also demonstrated by the means of descriptive analysis. Finally, there are useful insights for policy decision-makers to be drawn from the empirical results. The book presents rigorous empirical analysis based on recent theoretical framework in international economics, focusing on the highest growing region in the world. The use of micro-data analysis -- a key feature of this book -- gives us much richer information on various issues of globalization. This book, therefore, should be of the interest to scholars and postgraduate students of international economics, development economics, and East Asian economics
Multinationals and economic growth in East Asia : foreign direct investment, corporate strategies and national economic development( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive examination of the role of foreign direct investment in East Asia before and after the financial crisis of mid-1997. Developing countries in East Asia recorded remarkable economic growth until the Asian financial crisis erupted in mid-1997. Although several countries experienced devastating setbacks, most of them recovered to achieve reasonable rates of economic growth over the next few years. Sound macroeconomic management, export-oriented policies, and the availability of skilled and low-wage labor are among the factors that contributed to the rapid economic growth before the crisis and the recovery thereafter. Especially noteworthy in this regard is the role played by foreign direct investment (FDI). This book identifies the factors that contributed to the expansion of FDI inflows in East Asia and the factors that enabled recipient countries to utilize FDI effectively. It includes cases studies on China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Also included is a comparative study of investing firms headquartered in the United States, Japan and Hong Kong. The authors conclude that social stability, clear and effective policy implementation and corporate governance are all key factors in reaping economic success from FDI
Measuring the costs of protection in Japan by Yōko Sazanami( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors assess Japanese trade barriers by identifying price differentials between imports and their (imperfect) domestic substitutes and then calculating the welfare effects of the implied trade barriers
Winning in Asia, Japanese style : market and nonmarket strategies for success by Vinod K Aggarwal( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the regional currency crisis of 1997-1998, Asia-Pacific economies continue to be among the most attractive markets in the world. Japanese, American, and European firms have invested heavily in the past decades, and now are positioning themselves to take advantage of the post-Asian recovery, phenomenal Chinese growth rates, and deepening economic liberalization. This path-breaking work focuses on understanding the market and nonmarket strategies employed by Japanese firms to boost their share of the developing Asian market and to rally the Japanese government in support of their initiatives
Bilateral trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific : origins, evolution, and implications by Vinod Aggarwal( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific examines the underlying political and economic factors driving these accords, based on a novel theoretical framework. Experts then provide overviews of political and theoretical trends in the region as well as detailed analysis of the trade strategies of Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, and Mexico. By systematically evaluating and assessing the driving forces underlying the turn to bilateral trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of this crucial phenomenon."--BOOK JACKET
Competitiveness, FDI and technological activity in East Asia( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"East Asia is the most competitive and dynamic industrial region in the developing world. This is universally acknowledged but not yet fully understood. In particular, the different strategies the "Tiger" economies used to access and absorb foreign technologies, and the interaction of technology imports with domestic technological effort, have not been sufficiently explored. This book addresses this imbalance with new country studies on the interaction between foreign direct investment (FDI) and technological activity in building export competitiveness. The book covers China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand." - BOOK JACKET
Small firm dynamism in East Asia by Farrukh Iqbal( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special issue of Small business economics presents a collection of papers which examine the evolution of small and medium enterprises in East Asia over the past quarter century
The impacts of an East Asia FTA on foreign trade in East Asia by Shūjirō Urata( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper attempts to examine the impact of an East Asia FTA on trade patterns in East Asia by using a multi-sector computable general equilibrium model. The model used in this analysis is the standard GTAP model and GTAP database developed by Hertel (1997) and his colleagues of Purdue University. Our findings are summarized as follows: First, the impacts of an East Asia FTA on GDP and welfare of member countries are generally positive, while the impacts on non-members are negative. Second and surprisingly, the FTA does not seem to affect much on the patterns of comparative advantage or intra-industry trade. Third, production of the sectors with a comparative advantage increases. Fourth, unexpectedly exports of protected sectors increase, reflecting a shift in incentives from domestic sales to export sales. Finally, an East Asia FTA will promote regionalization in East Asia but it will not necessarily promote regionalization in AFTA
Emerging global trade governance : mega free trade agreements and implications for ASEAN by Lurong Chen( )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mega free trade agreements (FTAs) are being formed to fill the gap created by new developments in global governance and are reshaping the world economic order. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is one of such 21st century FTAs. This book highlights three trade-related issues covered by the TPP that greatly concern emerging countries - investment, intellectual property rights (IPR), and state-owned enterprises (SOEs). It contains rigorous economic, legal, and political analyses on the final text of the agreement, combined with country-specific policy discussions focusing on Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam, giving readers insights on the establishment of global rules and regulations for 21st century trade. The book also outlines the requirements for emerging Asian countries to better formulate trade policies in the new era of international trade and promote regional integration in ASEAN and East Asia"--
Small and medium-size enterprise support policies in Japan by Motoshige Itō( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 1994 Technical and marketing support for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in Japan comes mostly through private networks. Public support is more important in the area of finance. Three sources of directed credit -- loans from specialized parastatals, loans channeled through local governments, and loan guarantees -- account for about 20 percent of all SME borrowing and 35 to 60 percent of investment borrowing. Itoh and Urata examine how Japan's public and private sectors support small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs). They focus on technical, financial, and marketing assistance. Their findings are based on a survey of 107 firms: 40 that produce silverware, 33 engaged in synthetic textile weaving, and 34 that manufacture auto parts. Each sector represents a distinctive form of industrial organization, but they also share several characteristics: Each industry is concentrated in a particular region, each involves close subcontracting relationships, and each has overcome difficulties and achieved a certain measure of industrial success. Technical support for these SMEs came largely through private channels, including parent firms, equipment suppliers, and other firms in the same line of business. Public institutions played only a subordinate role. Marketing support also came largely from parent firms, trading companies, and other private sources. Producers of intermediate goods in particular -- such as auto parts and synthetic textiles -- relied heavily on subcontractors. Most loans for Japan's SMEs were provided under competitive market conditions but three sources of directed credit -- loans from specialized parastatals, loans channeled through local governments, and loan guarantees -- accounted for about 20 percent of all SME borrowing and 35 to 60 percent of investment borrowing. Default rates averaged less than one-half of one percent of outstanding loans, and real interest rates were positive. The majority of firms surveyed used and valued directed credits. The smallest firms in particular valued them. Public institutions complemented the private marketplace in all three areas. Public technical and marketing support helped create and maintain private networks. In finance, Japan successfully embedded directed credit in a well-functioning, predominantly private, competitive, and prudential financial system. Through partnerships, public support continues to play both a direct and an indirect role in supporting the development of SMEs in Japan. This paper -- a product of the Finance and Private Sector Development Division, Policy Research Department -- is part of a larger effort in the department to examine the impact of proactive intervention on SME performance
East Asian integration : goods, services and investment by Lili Yan Ing( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of world trade has been stagnant in recent times; trade liberalisation now has been challenged. The recent rise of anti-globalisation calls for a better integration in East Asia. How should East Asia manage its openness? This book provides profound analyses on rules of origins, non-tariff measures, restrictiveness in services and investment. It gives insight into how East Asian countries should shape its trade, investment and industrial policies. This book helps to answer what kind of a better integration it should be, and how East Asia can realise it
Asia & Europe : beyond competing regionalism( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial policy in East Asia( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkey, recent economic performance and medium-term prospects, 1978-1990 by Jeffrey D Lewis( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fulfilling the export potential of small and medium firms by Brian Levy( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fulfilling the Export Potential of Small and Medium Firms addresses the question, `How can economic policy contribute to a strong export performance by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries?' In today's increasingly integrated world economy, such a performance can make a significant difference to the growth, employment creation and income distribution of many developing countries. The study uses information from specifically designed surveys of SME exporters in Japan, Indonesia, Korea and Colombia, together with a range of evidence from other sources, to ascertain what types of support within the areas of technology, marketing and finance are most useful to SME exporters and how such support can best be provided to them. The quality of the support systems is found to vary widely among the four countries. Finally, a number of policy conclusions are put forward
Towards an East Asia Free Trade Area by Shūjirō Urata( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inaugural Policy Insight, "Towards an East Asian Free Trade Area", by Shujiro Urata, looks at the progress towards and consequences of an East Asian FTA, not only for the region itself, but also the world economy and for non members of the FTA. It discusses a topic of immediate relevance to current evolutions in the world trading system, particularly with regard to the position of China and the dynamic economies of the region
Impact of Free Trade Agreement Use on Import Prices by Kazunobu Hayakawa( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the impact of free trade agreement (FTA) use on import prices. For this analysis, it employs establishment-level import data with information on tariff schemes, that is, the FTA and most-favored-nation schemes used for importing. Unlike previous studies, this paper estimates the effects of FTA use on prices by controlling for differences in importing-firm characteristics. There are three main findings. First, the effect of FTA use is overestimated when not controlling for importing firm-related fixed effects. Second, on average, firms' FTA use reduces tariffs by 12 percentage points and raises import prices by 3.6-6.7 percent. Third, in general, a price rise resulting from the costs of complying with rules of origin was not found
Bilateral trade arrangements in the Asia-Pacific : origins, evolution, and implications( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific examines the underlying political and economic factors driving these accords, based on a novel theoretical framework. Experts then provide overviews of political and theoretical trends in the region as well as detailed analysis of the trade strategies of Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, and Mexico. By systematically evaluating and assessing the driving forces underlying the turn to bilateral trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of this crucial phenomenon."--BOOK JACKET
Vers un Accord de libre-échange en Asie de l'Est by Shūjirō Urata( )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.03 for Free trade ... to 0.89 for Vers un Ac ...)

Winning in Asia, Japanese style : market and nonmarket strategies for success
Covers
Multinationals and economic growth in East Asia : foreign direct investment, corporate strategies and national economic developmentWinning in Asia, Japanese style : market and nonmarket strategies for successBilateral trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific : origins, evolution, and implicationsCompetitiveness, FDI and technological activity in East AsiaSmall firm dynamism in East AsiaAsia & Europe : beyond competing regionalismFulfilling the export potential of small and medium firmsBilateral trade arrangements in the Asia-Pacific : origins, evolution, and implications
Alternative Names
Shūjirō Urata

Urata 1950- Shujiro

Urata, S. 1950-

Urata, Shujiro

Urata, Shujiro, 1950-

Urata, Syuziro

Урата, Сюдзиро

포전수차랑 1950-

ウラタ, シュウジロウ

ウラタ, シュウジロウ 1950-

浦田, 秀次郎 1950-...

浦田秀次郎

浦田秀次郞 1950-

Languages
English (136)

French (2)