Discussion Papers

Multinationals, Technology and Regional Linkages in Myanmar's Clothing Industry

By Tin Htoo Naing and Yap Su Fei

ERIA Discussion Paper 2015-14

Posted: February 2015


Myanmar's clothing industry has played a pivotal role in generating employment and exports. This article makes a contribution to the explication of the role of supporting institutions in the development of clothing manufacturing in Myanmar. The statistical analysis show that technological intensity is not correlated with labour productivity and export-intensity, which may be a consequence of the infancy of the industry and the use of old technologies in Myanmar. Also, the Probit estimations show that regional linkages matter in labour productivity and export-intensities but not with technological intensities in the clothing industry in Myanmar.


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