Industrialization in Late-Developing ASEAN Countries  :Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam

Co-publication with Other Foreign Publishers


Late industrializing countries are able to pick strategies for economic development based on the experiences of countries that preceded them. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (the CLMV countries) were closed off from the international community for many years, and they began to embrace a market economy at around the same time. Each bypassed the import-substitution strategy adopted by other Southeast Asian countries and began industrialization efforts with export growth funded by Foreign Direct Investment. The outcomes differed significantly owing to geographical location, government policies, and internal economic conditions. Industrialization in Late-Developing ASEAN Countries explores these differences through case studies based on an extended research program conducted by the Institute of Developing Economies in Tokyo, which offered insights into models of economic growth, and into the trajectories followed by the four countries examined.


■ Industrialization in Late-Developing ASEAN Countries :Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam
■ Edited by AMAKAWA Naoko
■ US$28.00
■ 262pp
■ Published in March 2010
■ ISBN978-9971-69-403-6



Introduction The Transition to Market Economies and Industrialization of the CLMV Countries
Naoko Amakawa

Chapter 1 Industrialization of Cambodia: The Manufacturing Industry and Its Actors
Naomi Hatsukano

Chapter 2 Sub-Regionally Complementary Industrialization Strategy for the Lao P.D.R.
Motoyoshi Suzuki

Chapter 3 Agro-Based Industry in Myanmar: The Long Road to Industrialization
San Thein

Chapter 4 Growth and Decline of the Garment Industry in Myanmar: Market, Firms and Policy
Toshihiro Kudo

Chapter 5 Industrialization in Vietnam Concurrent with the Process of International Integration
Akie Ishida and Mai Fujita

Chapter 6 Industrialization, Economic Growth and the Banking Sector in the CLMV Countries
Koji Kubo