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FY 2013/2014 Research Topic: C-39
An Empirical Study of Service Sector Development in Developing Countries: Case of Thailand


Economic development theory suggests an increasing importance of the services sector in South East Asia, due to rapid industrial development in the region. Research on the services industry will be of growing relevance in development economics in the region. However, Japanese research institutes for developing countries have not yet accumulated studies on the sector. Through a case study on the Thai services sector, the research project will gain a better understanding of services industry studies and develop a research base for full-fledged future research on the sector.


April 2013-March 2015

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] UEKI Yasushi
[ Co-researchers ] Chawalit Jeenanunta
(Head of the School of Management Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand)
TSUJI Masatsugu (Professor, Graduate School of Applied Informatics, University of Hyogo, Japan )


  • First Year: Interim Report
  • Second Year: Articles to be submitted to academic journals.