A Yen for Real Estate: Japanese Real Estate Investment Abroad - From Boom to Bust (New Horizons in International Business Series)

A Yen for Real Estate: Japanese Real Estate Investment Abroad - From Boom to Bust (New Horizons in International Business Series)

By: Roger Farrell (author)Hardback

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Japanese overseas investment in real estate has been little analyzed, until now, despite its economic scale and political impact. This unique book explores the political economy of Japanes foreign direct investment in real estate in the United States, Australia and other countries from the mid-1980s onwards. In the period between 1985 and 1994, there was a remarkable rise and decline in Japanese real estate investment abroad. The author explains that this experience was important because real estate investment became a focal point of international tension betwen Japan and other countries. What this book achieves is an understanding of the speed of the advance and the retreat of Japanese real estate FDI. The author explains its principal causes as well as its impact on host economies and communities. It should be an important new reference source for political economists and international business scholars as well as for scholars of Japanese studies.

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Part 1 The emergence of Japanese investment in overseas real estate: Japanese FDI in real estate; key issues; methodology; structure and approach. Part 2 Motivations and determinants: theoretical perspectives; explaining FDI; firm-specific motivations for FDI; country-specific determinants; explaining FDI in real estate. Part 3 Patterns of investment: the extent of investment; measures of investment; Japanese real estate FDI; geographical patterns; categories of investment; profile investors; conclusion. Part 4 Organization of investment: structural issues; investor organization and control; corporate organization; financial organization; conclusion. Part 5 Investor motivations: firm-specific motivations; motivations for FDI in real estate; approaches to investment; financial motivations; strategic motivations; the aftermath; conclusion. Part 6 Investor strategies: financial and strategic motivations; integrated contractors; international realtors; tourism entrepreneurs; institutional investors; conclusion. Part 7 Financial determinants: the role of the bubble; financial determinants in Japan; the role of relative prices and yields; assets of the Japanese real estate industry; determinants of FDI in US real estate; determinants of FDI in Australian real estate; FDI in real estate - Japan and others; conclusion. Part 8 Locational determinants: location and real estate; explaining investment in region; impact of location. Part 9 The regulatory environment: regulation and real estate; regulation in Japan; regulation and investment sensitivity; the impact of regulation; conclusion. Part 10 Conclusion: the approach of the study; concluding comments.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/07/2000
  • ISBN13: 9781840642575
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781840642575
  • weight: 601
  • ISBN10: 1840642572

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