Discussion Papers

Spatial Architecture of the Production Networks in Southeast Asia

By Tomohiro MACHIKITA, Yasushi UEKI

ERIA Discussion Paper 2010-01

Posted: February 2010


The main purpose of this paper is to provide empirical evidence on the inter-firm production networks in Southeast Asian developing economies. Using firm-level data obtained from a questionnaire survey of manufacturing firms in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam in 2008, this paper presents the regional distribution of main customers and suppliers and their geographical proximity. Firm-level capabilities and transaction costs associated with specific inter-firm relationships would influence the distances between customers and suppliers. Ordered logistic estimations are carried out to examine factors affecting the spatial architecture of the production networks in the region.

ERIA-DP-2010-01 MU_Spatial Architecture.pdf

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