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Agglomeration and Dispersion in China and ASEAN: a Geographical Simulation Analysis

01 February 2012

Abstract Spatial designing of economic development with enhancing connectivity has become essential to pursue both sustained growth and the narrowing of development gaps. The issue … Read More

How Does Country Risk Matter for Foreign Direct Investment?

02 February 2012

Abstract In this paper we empirically investigate the effects on inward FDI of various components of political and financial risk. We also examine the relationship … Read More

Direction of Causality in Innovation-Exporting Linkage: Evidence on Korean Manufacturing

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper examines various possible bi-directional causal relationships among exporting, innovation, and productivity utilizing plant-level data on Korean manufacturing. Based on both propensity score … Read More

Globalization, Innovation and Productivity in Manufacturing Firms: A Study of Four Sectors of China

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper investigates relationships between innovation input, innovation output and labor productivity in China for four major manufacturing sectors; textiles, wearing apparel, transport equipment … Read More

Sources of Learning-by-Exporting Effects: Does Exporting Promote Innovation?

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper examines whether first-time exporters achieve productivity improvements through learning-by-exporting effects. The results suggest that starting exporting to North America/Europe has a strong … Read More

The Link between Innovation and Export: Evidence from Australia's Small and Medium Enterprises

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper investigates the direction of causality between export market participation and innovation using firm level data from Australia. Using the propensity score matching … Read More

The Role of Trade Costs in FDI Strategy of Heterogeneous Firms: Evidence from Japanese Firm-level Data

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper attempts to clarify the reasons for the rapid growth of FDI in developing countries, particularly East Asian countries, compared with that of … Read More

Innovation and Technology, industry and manufacturing

Knowledge Flows, Organization and Innovation: Firm-Level Evidence from Malaysia

06 June 2012

Technological upgrading of a country's manufacturing sector requires the enhancement of firm-level capabilities. Knowledge flows within firms and those between firms and other entities are … Read More

Innovation and Technology, Trade

Trade Reforms, Competition, and Innovation in the Philippines

06 June 2012

What is the impact on firms' innovative activities of the removal of barriers to trade? Does the increase in competition arising from trade … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Globalization and Innovation in Indonesia: Evidence from Micro-Data on Medium and Large Manufacturing Establishments

06 June 2012

In this paper we examine the impact of globalization on innovation in the Indonesian manufacturing sector. The lack of innovation data in the … Read More

Human Capital, Regulation and Governance

Growth Policy and Inequality in Developing Asia: Lesson from Korea

01 July 2012

While developing Asia has traditionally prioritized growth over equality, recent years have witnessed a growing popular demand for more inclusive growth in the … Read More

Human Capital, Labour and Migration

The Relationship between Structural Change and Inequality: A Conceptual Overview with Special Reference to Developing Asia

01 July 2012

Structural change has a far-reaching impact on inequality. It exposes the population to challenges and opportunities. Foreign trade and technological progress have been … Read More

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