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Martin Schroeder Last modified date:2022.05.24

Associate Professor / Department of Automotive Science
Faculty of Engineering

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Academic Degree
Magister Artium (Master of Arts) in Political Science (University of Trier), Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies (Waseda University)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes Doctor
Field of Specialization
Automotive trade & production networks (ASEAN), Industrial policy
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
My research analyses the impact of regional economic integration on the automotive industry in the ASEAN region. Current research investigates a.) the automotive industry in Viet Nam, specifically its evolution and its role in regional and global supply chains; and b.) how Vietnamese government policy is supporting or hindering the development of a local supplier industry.
I teach Strategic Management, Operations Management, and Introduction to Social Science Theories on the Automotive Industry at the Department of Automotive Science as well as a KIKAN Graduate Course on Economic Development, Global Value Chains and the Automotive Industry.
Research Interests
  • CLMV(Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Viet Nam) automotive parts industries and ASEAN regional production networks
    keyword : automotive industry, production network, regional economic integration, economic development
Academic Activities
Works, Software and Database
1. Schröder, Martin, Emerging country newcomer supply chain formation: the case of Vinfast, Gerpisa, 2019.06, [URL].
2. Schröder, Martin Kobayashi, Hideo Futagi, Masaaki, Supporting Role in Global Research and Development Networks: Automotive Technology Centres in Viet Nam, Gerpisa, 2019.06, [URL].
3. Martin Schroeder, Follow the leader? ASEAN members‘ policy towards electric vehicles with focus on Thailand, GERPISA, 2018.06, [URL].
4. Martin Schroeder, Implications of Industry 4.0 for automotive SMEs in East Asia, ERIA-Kyoto University-IDE-JETRO, 2018.03, [URL].
5. Martin Schroeder, Viet Nam’s Automotive Supplier Industry: Development Prospects under Conditions of Free Trade and Global Production Networks, GERPISA, 2017.07, [URL].
6. Martin Schroeder, Cambodia: A case study on expanding automotive production networks towards less developed countries in ASEAN, GERPISA, 2017.06.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Gerpisa
  • German East Asiatic Society
Educational Activities
Economic Development, Global Value Chains and the Automotive Industry (KIKAN Graduate Course)
Introduction to Social Science Theories on the Automotive Industry
Corporate Strategy in Automotive Industry
Production Operations Management
Writing Scientific Papers in English and International Conference Presentation Techniques
Professional and Outreach Activities
Guest lecturer for the Kyushu University Program "Summer in Japan"/"ASEAN in Todays World" (June 2018)
Guest lecturer for the 2019 University of Queensland Japan Program for Industry Experience (UQ-JPIE) (July 2019).