Institute of Social Science The University of Tokyo

the University of Tokyo



Research Staff

Tomoo Marukawa

Division Department of Comparative
Contemporary Societies
Research fields Chinese Economy

Teaching and Research Appointments

April 2001 − March 2007 Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
November 2005 − December 2005 Visiting Scholar, Institut d'Asie Orientale, CNRS, France
April 2007 − Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo

Topics of research

1Studies on Industrial Clusters in China
2Studies on Electronics and Automobile Industries
3Studies on Renewable Energy Industries
4Studies on Japanese-Sino Economic Relations

Selected publications

  • “Industrial Groups and Division of Labor in China's Automobile Industry”, The Developing Economies, 33(3), Institute of Developing Economies, September 1995, pp.330-355.
  • The Dynamics of Market Development: Chinese Economy in Transition (in Japanese) IDE-JETRO, April 1999.
  • “The Contradictions of Enterprise Groups: A Case Study of the FAW Group”, China Perspectives, 23, French Center for Research on Contemporary China, May-June 1999, pp.18-26.
  • “The Chinese Television Industry: an example of gradual transition”, Jiang Xiaojuan (ed.), China’s Industries in Transition: Organizational Change, Efficiency Gains, and Growth Dynamics, Nova Science Publishers, 2001, pp.57-81.
  • “Japanese FDI and China's Industrial Development in the Automobile, Electronics and Textile Industries”, Hanns Gunther Hilpert and Rene Haak (eds.), Japan and China: Cooperation, Competition and Conflict, Basingstoke, Palgrave, April 2002, pp.174-193.
  • Tectonic Shifts in China's Labor Market (in Japanese), Nagoya University Press, Nov. 2002. (Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize)
  • “Towards a Strategic Realignment of Production Networks: Japanese Electronics Companies in China”, Rene Haak and Dennis S. Tachiki (eds.), Regional Strategies in a Global Economy: Multinational Corporations in East Asia, Indicium Verlag, 2004, pp.99-118.
  • “Evolutionary Privatization in China”, Costas Lapavistsas and Makoto Noguchi (eds.), Beyond Market-driven Development: Drawing On The Experience Of Asia And Latin America (Routledge Studies in Development Economics), Abingdon, Routledge, September 2005, pp.136-149.
  • “The Supplier Network in China's Automobile Industry From a Geographic Perspective”, Modern Asian Studies Review, 1(1), March 2006, pp.77-102.
  • Contemporary Chinese Industries: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Rising Chinese Firms (in Japanese), Chuo Koron, May 2007.
  • Can We Live without ‘Made in China’? The Truth of Sino-Japanese Trade Relations (in Japanese), PHP, November 2009.
  • “Why Japanese multinationals failed in the Chinese mobile phone market: a comparative study of new product development in Japan and China” Asia Pacific Business Review Vol.15, No.3 July 2009, pp.411-431.
  • “The Emergence of Industrial Clusters in Wenzhou, China” in Bernard Ganne and Yveline Lecler eds. Asian Industrial Clusters, Global Competitiveness and New Policy Initiatives , World Scientific, Singapore, 2009, pp.213-237.
  • “Regionalism and nationalism in the information technology industry: A comparison of East Asia and Europe” in Tamio Nakamura ed. East Asian Regionalism from a Legal Perspective, Current features and a vision for the future, Routledge, Abington, 2009, pp.25-42.
  • “Vertical Disintegration versus Vertical Integration: Some Reflections on the Rise of Chinese Household Electronics Industry” in Tetsuo Abo ed.Competing Chinese and Foreign Firms in Swelling Chinese Economy LIT Verlag, Berlin, 2010, pp. 197-212.
  • “Technology Acquisition by Indigenous Firms: The Case of the Chinese and Indian Automobile Industries” (in Moriki Ohara, M. Vijayabaskar, and Hong Lin eds.) Industrial Dynamics in China and India: Firms, Clusters, and Different Growth Paths. Palgrave Macmillan, Oct. 2011, pp. 63-79.
  • The History of Sino-Japanese Relations 1972-2012: Economic Relations (co-edited with Kenji Hattori, in Japanese), University of Tokyo Press, 2012.
  • “Bilateral Trade and Trade Frictions between China and Japan, 1972-2012” Eurasian Geography and Economics, Vol.53, No.4, 2012, pp.442-456.
  • Chinese Dream: China's Mass Capitalism will Change the World (in Japanese), Tokyo: Chikuma, 2013.
  • Contemporary Chinese Economy (in Japanese), Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2013.
  • China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment Data (Co-edited with Asei Ito and Yongqi Zhang), ISS Contemporary Chinese Research Series No. 15, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, March 2014.
  • “Why are There So Many Automobile Manufacturers in China?” China: An International Journal, Vol.11, No.2, 2013, pp.170-185.
  • “Japan's High-Technology Trade with China and Its Export Control” Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol.13, No.3. 2013, pp.483-502.
  • Lectures on Contemporary China for Citizens, (co-edited with Akio Takahara and Asei Ito)(in Japanese), Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2014.
  • “Diminishing Returns to High-Tech Standards Wars: China's Strategies in Mobile Communications Technology”, National Bureau of Asian Research Working Paper, August 2014, pp.1-20.
  • “The "make or buy" decision and supply-chain governance”, in Mariko Watanabe ed. The Disintegration of Production: Firm Strategy and Industrial Development in China, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2014. pp.51-73.
  • “Will China Continue to be a 'State Capitalism'?“『Journal of Chinese Economic Studies』(Japanese Association for Chinese Economy and Management Studies)Vol.12, No.1,pp.1-11.
  • " 'Catch-Down' Innovation in Developing Countries". in Yukihito Sato, Hajime Sato ed. Varieties and Alternatives of Catching-up: Asian Development in the Context of the 21st Century. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016, pp.183-210. DOI 10.1057.978-1-137-59780-9_7
  • “The Economic Nexus between China and Emerging Economies" Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies. Vol.6, No.1, pp.29-41, April 2017.
  • “Regional unemployment disparities in China" Economic Systems Vol.41, No.2, pp.203-214.May 2017.

Educational Activities

Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo East Asian Industries
International Economy
Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo Chinese Economy
School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo Political Economics II
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University Chinese Economy
School of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo Women's Christian University Chinese Economy