Professors
Rogier Busser
Title
Associate Professor
Nationality
Dutch
Institute
Leiden University, Netherland
Expertise in
Economics, Social Sciences, Asian Studies
Other Reference
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Experience

Professor Rogier Busser (PhD Economic Development) works since 2016 as Dean/programme director International Business and Management Studies for The Hague University of Applied Sciences and is research fellow at the Asian Research Centre of Leiden University (The Netherlands). He studied at Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and at Kyoto University. After working for a Japanese financial institution, Professor Busser joined the Asian Studies Centre at Leiden University (1995-2016). Dr. Busser is a visiting professor to the Faculty of Economics of Thammasat University (Bangkok) and to the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. His research interests are in East Asian social and economic development, industrial organization, the automotive industry and more broadly in the political economy of East Asia. He leads an international research programme on models of industrial organization in East Asia and is a regular speaker in the Dutch media. Major course taught: Japanese social and economic development (both at BA and graduate level), Social Development in Asia (BA course), Development Economics (MA course), Political Economy of East Asia (BA level and graduate level), International Economic Relations in East Asia (MA course), Economic integration between ASEAN, China, Japan and Korea (MA level).

Major Achievements

(Publications)

Guest Professorships

1- Visiting professor Thammasat University (Bangkok), Faculty of Economics (2003-present)

2- Guest professor École des Hautes Ėtudes Science Sociales (Paris) (2008- 2018)

3- Visiting professor Beijing University Foreign Studies (Beijing), (summer course 2017).

Selection of publications:

Books:

R. Busser, Japan en Azië, Leiden University Press, 2018 (in Dutch)

R. Busser, Rajah Rasiah and Yuri Sadoi (eds.) Multinationals, Technology and Localization in Automotive Firms in Asia, London and New York: Routledge, 2008, (176 pp).

R. Busser and Y. Sadoi, (eds.) Production Networks in Asia and Europe: Skill Formation and Technology Transfer in the Automobile Industry, London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004, (272 pp).

Chapters in books:

R. Busser, Een vergelijking van de economische ontwikkeling in China, Japan en Zuid-Korea, 2016 (in Dutch).

R. Busser, Politieke-economie in Oost-Azië, 2015, Leiden University Press (in Dutch).

R. Busser, Corporate Governance in East Asia, 2014 (in Dutch)

R. Busser, ASEAN e Japão (ASEAN and Japan) in R.T. Griffiths and M. Wiesebron (eds) Processos de Itegração Regional e Cooperação Intercontinental desde 1989, Porto Alegre: UFRGS Publishers, 2008 (in Portugese).

R. Busser, “Detroit of the East? Industrial Upgrading, Japanese Car Producers and the Development of the Automotive Industry in Thailand in Rogier Busser, Rajah Rasiah and Yuri Sadoi (eds.) Multinationals, Technology and Localization in Automotive Firms in Asia, London and New York: Routledge, 2008.

R. Busser and Y. Sadoi, “Introduction” in R. Busser and Y. Sadoi, (eds.) Production Networks in Asia and Europe: Skill Formation and Technology Transfer in the Automobile Industry, London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.

R. Busser and Y. Sadoi, “Japanese Automobile Makers in Europe and the Organization of Supply Systems” in R. Busser and Y. Sadoi, (eds.) Production Networks in Asia and Europe: Skill Formation and Technology Transfer in the Automobile Industry, London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.

R. Busser, “Recent Changes in the Structure of Japanese Production Networks in Thailand", in: J.T. Lindblad (ed.) Asian Growth and Foreign Capital: Case Studies from Eastern Asia, Amsterdam, 2002, 216-232.

R. Busser, “Economic Interaction between Japan and Thailand (1930’s-1960’s)” in: The Economic Integration of East and Southeast Asia 1920-1960’s, Tokyo: Rikkyo University Press, 2001. pp. 151-187.

R. Busser, “The impact of Japanese FDI on Regional Stability: Some Consequences of the Expansion of Japanese Networks in Southeast Asia for Comprehensive Security” in K. Radtke and R. Feddema (eds) Comprehensive Security in Asia: Views from Asia and the West on a changing Security Environment. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2000, pp. 270-288.

Guest Editor:

Asia Newsletter: International Institute for Asian Studies (special issue), Leiden, The Netherlands, 2013.

Asia Pacific Business Review (Vol. 14. No. 1), Special issue Multinationals, Technology and Localization in the Automotive Industry in Asia, London and New York: Routledge, 2007.

Peer reviewed articles (selected):

R. Busser, “ The role of FDI in Industrial Upgrading: the case of the Automotive industry in Thailand”, 2017. (JETRO, Tokyo/Bangkok).

R. Busser, Crises in Japan, in Leidschrift Crisis regeert de wereld,

Een historische blik op economische recessies, Jaargang 28, nummer 2, September 2013 (in Dutch).

R. Busser, “Detroit of the East? Industrial Upgrading, Japanese Car Producers and the Development of the Automotive Industry in Thailand”, in Asia Pacific Business Review (Vol. 14. No. 1), Special issue Multinationals, Technology and Localization in the Automotive Industry in Asia, London and New York: Routledge, 2007.

Commissioned Papers (selection):

R. Busser, “ Developments in the economic relationship between Japan and ASEAN ” Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs (2016)

R. Busser, “ Trade and investment patterns in East Asia: China, Japan and South-Korea. ” Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (2015)

R. Busser, “ASEAN: Views from Foreign Investors” for the Thai Development and Research Institute (TDRI), Bangkok, Summer 2015.

Awards and Fellowships

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (2015)

KNAW (Royal Academy for the Sciences) (2013)

International Institute for Asian Studies (2009 and 2012)

I.A. Ailion Foundation (1998 and 2011)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2003)

Canon Foundation (1996-97)