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Economic Integration and the Location of Industries: The Case of Less Developed East Asian Countries  

Palgrave Macmillan IDE-JETRO Series

Economic integration has a profound effect on industry location, as shown by the experiences of North America and Europe. In East Asia Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV) joined ASEAN and initiated cross-border infrastructure projects under the GMS scheme in the 1990s. This book provides a comprehensive picture of industry location in less developed East Asian states—particularly in CLMV— which have pursued trade liberalization and economic integration and the effects that this has had on industrial development. Chapters include detailed empirical analyses of regional data sets from CLMV, examining region-wide industry locations. The book concludes with policy implications for industry location and economic development in East Asia.


Palgrave Macmillan IDE-JETRO Series Economic Integration and the Location of Industries: The Case of Less Developed East Asian Countries ■ Economic Integration and the Location of Industries: The Case of Less Developed East Asian Countries
■ Edited by KUROIWA Ikuo
■ £70.00
■ 304pp.
■ Published in August 2012
■ ISBN978-0-230-38941-0
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Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations

Part I Theories and Methodologies

1 The Analytical Framework—Economic Integration and the Location of Industries: The Case of Less Developed East Asian Countries
   / Ikuo Kuroiwa

2 Economic Integration and Industry Location: A Survey of Theoretical and Empirical Literature
   / Ikuo Kuroiwa

3 Measures for Geographical Concentration and Specialization with Administrative-area Data
   / Toshitaka Gokan

Part II Country Studies

4 Liberalization, Integration, and Industrial Location in Vietnam
   / Nobuaki Hamaguchi, Futaba Ishizuka, and Shozo Sakata

5 Economic Integration and Industry Location in Cambodia
   / Naomi Hatsukano, Ikuo Kuroiwa, and Kenmei Tsubota

6 Economic Integration and Industrial Location in Laos: How Has Border Mattered?
   / Souknilanh Keola, Kazunobu Hayakawa, and Kiyoyasu Tanaka

7 Distribution of Myanmar Rice Mills in the Age of Economic Integration
   / Toshihiro Kudo, Toshitaka Gokan, and Ikuo Kuroiwa

Part III Specific Topics and Conclusions

8 Location Choice of Multinational Firms in CLMV Countries
   / Kazunobu Hayakawa, Souknilanh Keola, and Kiyoyasu Tanaka

9 Impacts of Transport and Trade Facilitation Measures in GMS Countries: IDE Geographical Simulation Model
   / Satoru Kumagai

10 Summary of Findings and Policy Implications
   / Ikuo Kuroiwa

Explanatory Notes on Data Sources

Explanatory Note on Data Sources 1: Vietnam
   / Futaba Ishizuka
Explanatory Note on Data Sources 2: Cambodia
   / Naomi Hatukano
Explanatory Note on Data Sources 3: Laos
   / Souknilanh Keola
Explanatory Note on Data Sources 4: Myanmar
   / Toshihiro Kubo

Index