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Production Networks in Southeast Asia

global value chains, Trade, Labour and Migration, industry and manufacturing, Routledge

Production Networks in Southeast Asia

The book answers the recently topical questions of how China's processed trade affects the trade of Southeast Asia. What is Southeast Asia's role in Factory Asia, the region's complex of cross-border supply chains? What is Southeast Asia's involvement in building or joining production networks in the region? And, most importantly, how can Southeast Asia increase the value added of its products and improve its competitiveness?

The book provides rigorous analysis of how trade policy affects value added, highly disaggregated at the firm land product level, of six Southeast Asian countries and combines this with thorough examinations of their trade, industrial, and labour policies.

About the Book

Edited by Dr Lili Yan Ing and Prof Fukunari Kimura

304 pages | 77 B/W Illus.

Series: Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics

Table of Contents

  • Introduction (Fukunari Kimura and Lili Yan Ing)
  • Global Value Chain Participation in Southeast Asia: Trade and Related Policy Implications (Javier Lopez-Gonzalez and Przemyslaw Kowalski)
  • The Impact of China's Trade on ASEAN's Trade (Miaojie Yu and Xiaomin Cui)
  • Imported Inputs on Indonesia's Product Variety and Quality (Lili Yan Ing and Chandra Triputra)
  • Trade in Value Added: The Case of Malaysia (Tham Siew Yean and Andrew Jia Yi Kam)
  • The Philippines in the Electronics Global Value Chain: Upgrading Opportunities and Challenges (Rafaelita Aldaba)
  • Singapore's Participation in Global Value Chains: Perspectives of Trade in Value Added (Mun-Heng Toh)
  • Thai Automotive Industry: International Trade, Production Networks, and Technological Capability Development (Patarapong Intarakumnerd)
  • Trade in Value Added: The Case of Viet Nam (Tri Thanh Vo, Anh Duong Nguyen and Trinh Bui)
  • 'Policies for Industrial Progress' not 'Industry Policy': Lessons from Southeast Asia (Hal Hill and Archanun Kohpaiboon)
  • The Employment Effects of GVCs on Asian Countries and the Phenomenon of Value Added Erosion (Xiao Jiang and Jose Caraballo)
  • How Labour Market Policies Affect Innovation and Trade Competitiveness (Siwage Dharma Negara)
  • Developing Domestic and Export Markets and Levelling Up Trade in Value Added: Lessons Learnt (Ben Shepherd)

More Information

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23 February 2017


Co-Publications, Industry and Manufacturing, Trade


Lili Yan Ing, Fukunari Kimura, Javier Lopez-Gonzalez, Przemyslaw Kowalski, Miaojie Yu, Xiaomin Cui, Chandra Triputra, Tham Siew Yean, Andrew Jia Yi Kam, Rafaelita Aldaba, Mun-Heng Toh, Patarapong Intarakumnerd, Tri Thanh Vo, Anh Duong Nguyen, Trinh Bui, Hal Hill, Archanun Kohpaiboon, Xiao Jiang, Jose Caraballo, Siwage Dharma Negara, Ben Shepherd


Lili Yan Ing, Fukunari Kimura

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