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Plugging into Production Networks
   —Industrialization Strategy in Less Developed Southeast Asian Countries—

Co-publication with Other Foreign Publishers

ISEAS

This work focuses on how less developed economies in Southeast Asia, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), can establish links with neighbouring countries and participate in production networks. It also takes a look at links between Singapore and the Batam-Bintan-Karimun (BBK) Special Economic Zone in Indonesia. Leading Southeast Asian economies have achieved rapid economic growth by participating in production networks organized by multinational enterprises. It is thus crucial for less developed economies in Southeast Asia to improve their investment climate, attract foreign direct investment, and form competitive industrial clusters. Service link costs must also be reduced substantially to make production fragmentation economically feasible. The authors in this book discuss these issues and provide policy recommendations.


Co-publication with Other Foreign Publishers Plugging into Production Networks<br> ■ Plugging into Production Networks
—Industrialization Strategy in Less Developed Southeast Asian Countries—
■ Edited by KUROIWA Ikuo
■ £49.90
■ 313pp.
■ Published in November 2009
■ ISBN978-981-230-934-1
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Contents

1.Introduction, by Ikuo Kuroiwa

PART I: OVERVIEW OF PRODUCTION NETWORKS IN LESS DEVELOPED SOUTHEAST ASIA

2. Expansion of the Production Networks into the Less Developed ASEAN Region: Implications for Development
    Strategy, by Fukunari Kimura

3. Production Networks and Industrial Policy in Less Developed Southeast Asia, by Ikuo Kuroiwa

4. ASEAN Economic Integration and Implication for CLMV Countries, by Denis Wei-Yen Hew Sanchita Basu Das
    Rahul Sen

PART II: CASE STUDIES

5. Industrialization Strategy of Laos: Agglomeration and Fragmentation, by Motoyoshi Suzuki

6. Export-oriented Garment Manufacturing and Its Impact on Employment, Productivity and Wages in Cambodia
    and Laos, by Rajah Rasiah

7. FDI and Economic Integration in Vietnam, by Tuan Bui

8. Border Industry in Myanmar: Plugging into Production Networks through Border Industry, by Toshihiro Kudo
    Ikuo Kuroiwa

9. The Batam, Bintan, Karimun Special Economic Zone: Revitalizing Domestic Industrialization and Linking Global
    Value Chain, by Toh Mun Heng Ng Kwan Kee

Index