Production Networks and Industrial Clusters
Integrating Economies in Southeast Asia
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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In Southeast Asia, de facto economic integration preceded de jure economic integration. Unlike in Europe, firms in Southeast Asia have expanded their production networks without any formal framework of economic cooperation, and as a result, economies in Southeast Asia are...
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In April 2006, we started organizing the project entitled “Economic Integration in Southeast Asia: Location of Industries, Production Networks, and Development Strategy”. The project aims to investigate how the production networks and industrial clusters have advanced in...
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Over the past few decades, the world economy has undergone many changes. Central to these changes is the globalization of the world economy. Globalization refers to the increasing integration of economies around the world, particularly through trade and financial flows...
I. Overview of the Production Networks and Industrial Clusters in Southeast Asia
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2. The Mechanics of Production Networks in Southeast Asia: The Fragmentation Theory Approach
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At this point in time, Southeast Asia is truly an unique area in that it gets involved deeply with sophisticated international production networks extended to the whole East Asia. The formation of international production networks in East Asia has created an unprecedented pattern...
3. Cross-Border Production Networks in Southeast Asia: Application of the International Input-Output Analysis
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In East Asia, cross-border production sharing, where stages of production leading up to final goods are fragmented and allocated to various countries depending on comparative advantages, has been a driving force of economic integration. As shown in other chapters in this volume, production...
4. Industrial Clusters and Production Networks in Southeast Asia: Global Production Network Approach
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Economic development at the regional scale is becoming an increasingly complex phenomenon to be analysed satisfactorily. On the one hand, the accelerated globalization of economic activity has apparently rendered the region as the most significant site of competition across the...
II. Case Studies
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5. Industrial Clustering of Electronics Firms in Indonesia and Malaysia
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Foreign-driven electronics manufacturing evolved in Southeast Asia when Japanese and American firms relocated assembly activities in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines in the 1960s. Thailand from the 1970s, Indonesia from the 1980s and Vietnam from the late...
6. The Biomedical Science (BMS) Industry in Singapore: Can It Plug into the Global Value Chain?
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Singapore is well-known to be a model economy that achieves remarkable economic growth over the last thirty years with heavy dependence on foreign direct investment. There is always a lingering question of whether such a model which yielded an average eight per cent annual GDP growth...
7. The Development of Automotive Industry Clusters and Production Networks in Thailand
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The production and production capacity of automobiles in Thailand began to increase rapidly in the late 1980s after the appreciation of the yen. It then accelerated in the early 1990s due to the unprecedented economic boom and the government’s liberalization policy. After a sharp...
III. Drivers for the Expanding Production Networks
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8. Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Southeast Asia
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International trade in services is becoming more and more important. In this paper, we focus on supply chain and logistics services in Southeast Asia. The supply chain concept is an extension of Michael Porter’s Value Chain Analysis that involves external entities linked to the production...
9. Regional Economic Cooperation and Production Networks in Southeast Asia
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Prior to the Asian financial crisis in 1997, rapid and dynamic economic growth in Southeast Asia was facilitated through market-driven forces. Various regional economic cooperation initiatives and schemes were introduced, including an agreement on ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) in 1992 which...
10. Concluding Remarks: Implications for Public Policy
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Using concepts and insights of value chain analysis, production fragmentation, and cluster analysis, this book investigates the development and establishment of production networks in Southeast Asia. In particular, it has considered three case studies of industries which strive hard to...
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Page Count: 363
Publication Year: 2008