East Asia has led rapid economic growth in the last few decades with India joining them over the last five years. Automotive parts manufacturers have been an important component of domestic production in all these economies. Experts with several years of multi-disciplinary research experience on the field examine the actual and potential technological and localization implications of MNC operations in East Asia and India. The rich collection of country experiences are both original and incisive. This volume includes: * Case studies from China, Japan, India, Thailand and Malaysia * A study of the role of multinationals in Asian technology building * An examination of the growing Chinese automobile sector Featuring leading academics from across Asia, this title is essential reading for those studying industrial growth in the continent's major economies.