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The international automobile trade of the republic of korea during the 1980S: The North American connection

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article investigates the spatial dimension of exports of automobiles from the Republic of Korea (ROK), the market for which has been dominated since 1986 by the United States (US). Two theories are reviewed which have been advanced to explain the pattern and nature of trade, comparative and competitive advantage. This paper examines these theories and assesses their explanatory utility in the light of the evidence from the ROK. The ROK trade patterns in the automobile industry are used to assess these theories and it is suggested that the results are applicable to other locations and industrial sectors. © 1994, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 1994

Citation


  • Waitt, G. (1994). The international automobile trade of the republic of korea during the 1980S: The North American connection. Australian Geographer, 25(1), 36-49. doi:10.1080/00049189408703097

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0028551389

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 36

End Page


  • 49

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • This article investigates the spatial dimension of exports of automobiles from the Republic of Korea (ROK), the market for which has been dominated since 1986 by the United States (US). Two theories are reviewed which have been advanced to explain the pattern and nature of trade, comparative and competitive advantage. This paper examines these theories and assesses their explanatory utility in the light of the evidence from the ROK. The ROK trade patterns in the automobile industry are used to assess these theories and it is suggested that the results are applicable to other locations and industrial sectors. © 1994, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 1994

Citation


  • Waitt, G. (1994). The international automobile trade of the republic of korea during the 1980S: The North American connection. Australian Geographer, 25(1), 36-49. doi:10.1080/00049189408703097

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0028551389

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 36

End Page


  • 49

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 1