This book evaluates the evolution of regulatory policy in advanced countries and discusses how, due to globalization, policy changes in one country have a knock-on effect in others. Separated in two parts, the first half focuses on policy in developed countries and regulatory diffusion from Europe to Asia. The second part looks at the business impact of policy developments in a number of Southeast Asian countries. Key chapters discuss Thailand's response to EU chemical regulations, the diffusion of private food standards, and the effect of chemical safety standards in Malaysia and Vietnam. These contributions are written by leading scholars in the field and the book is likely to be of interest to students, researchers and policy makers concerned with regulation changes in East Asia.
Etsuyo Michida is a Senior Overseas Research Fellow at IDE-JETRO, Japan, and Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
John Humphrey is Honorary Professor of School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex, UK.
Kaoru Nabeshima is Associate Professor of Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University, Japan.
1. Regulation, Standards, and Risk Management in the Context of Globalization.- 2. Regulatory Diffusion from the EU to Asia.- 3. The Thai Experience Adapting to EU Chemical Regulations.- 4. Diffusion of Private Food Standards from the European Union to Asia.- 5. Preliminary Theoretical Model for Standard Promotion from the Government Point of View.- 6. A Snapshot View of PRER Impacts on Firms in Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan.- 7. Transmission Channels of Requirements for Chemicals in Products to Firms in Vietnam.- 8. Effect of Chemical Safety Standards on Production Cost in Malaysia and Vietnam.- 9. Effects of Chemical Safety Standards on Export Performance in Malaysia and Vietnam.- 10. Diffusion of Quality and Environmental Management System through the Global Value Chains: The Case of Malaysia and Vietnam.- 11. Challenges of EU Chemicals in Products Regulations: The Cases of Thai Firms.