nep-int New Economics Papers
on International Trade
Issue of 2005‒06‒19
two papers chosen by
Martin Berka
University of British Columbia

  1. Market Integration in Wholesale Rice Markets in India By Raghbendra Jha; K.V. Bhanu Murthy; Anurag Sharma
  2. China Business: Experiential Viewpoints and Approaches By Kiyoshi Urakami

  1. By: Raghbendra Jha; K.V. Bhanu Murthy; Anurag Sharma
    Abstract: This paper tests for market integration in 55 wholesale rice markets in India using monthly data over the period January 1970 - December 1999. The technique of Gonzalez-Rivera and Helfand (2001) is used to identify common factors across various markets. It is discovered that market integration is far from complete in India and a major reason for this is the excessive interference in rice markets by government agencies. As a result it is hard for scarcity conditions in isolated markets to be picked up by markets with abundance in supply. A number of policy implications are also considered.
    Keywords: Length (pages): 36
    Date: 2005
  2. By: Kiyoshi Urakami (Urakami Asia Management Research)
    Abstract: Asian business has undergone substantial changes with the emergence of China. This paper aims at describing general trends in China business strategies being sought and followed by the Japanese multinationals in the electronics industry based on the authorfs practical business experiences with Hitachi, Ltd. in the region. One of the objectives of the paper is to document the authorfs experiential viewpoints and approaches.
    Keywords: Regional headquarters, Greater China region, Market place, Full ownership business
    JEL: F1 F2
    Date: 2005–06–12

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