Faculty Research at Morehead State University


Canadian Recruitment of East Asian Automobile Transplants: Cultural, Economic, and Political Perspectives

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Fall 1993


This article probes the historical and cultural roots of Canadian federal and provincial economic development strategies and the politics of Canadian foreign direct investment. Then it focuses upon the impetus for Canada's intense interest in East Asian automobile transplant recruitment, the political and economic dynamics behind the recruitment of three Japanese transplants and one South Korean transplant to Ontario and Quebec, the extent to which this foreign investment experience is continuous with the United States' long-term hegemony in the Canadian automobile marketplace, and the genuine and superficial differences between the Canadian and American Asian industrial recruitment experiences against their deeper cont