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Industry and Manufacturing

ERIA examines various parts of industry and manufacturing starting from small and medium enterprises to multinational corporations and from intra-industry to international inter-industry connection. By using case studies from various industries in many countries, the researchers analyse industrial development and transformation, public-private partnership, production and logistic networks, technology transfer and spillover, industry sustainability, and industry integrations.

industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

SMEs in Asia and Globalization

01 March 2008

List of Project Members MR. PETER BAILEY: Research Economist, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), New Zealand. DR. LIU XIANGFENG : Senior Fellow, … Read More

Macroeconomy, industry and manufacturing, Infrastructure

Developing a Roadmap toward East Asian Economic Integration

01 March 2008

List of Project Members DR. JENNY CORBETT: Executive Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC), Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University (ANU), Australia. … Read More

Macroeconomy, industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

"Analyses of Industrial Agglomeration, Production Networks and FDI Promotion"

01 March 2008

List of Project Members Mohamed Ariff (Project Leader): Executive Director, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), Malaysia. Sau Sisovanna : Senior Researcher, Cambodian Institute … Read More

infrastructure, industry and manufacturing, Southeast Asia, development, geographical simulation model

Predicting Long-Term Effects of Infrastructure Development Projects in Continental South East Asia: IDE Geographical Simulation Model

02 December 2008

It is important to develop a rigorous economic geography model for predicting changes in the location of population and industries across regions in the process … Read More

Why Is the East Asia Industrial Corridor Needed?

01 January 2009

Abstract The East Asia Industrial Corridor Project, in particular the Southern Corridor and its extension, can be a path-breaking effort for attaining both deepening economic … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

The Spatial Structure of Production/Distribution Networks and Its Implication for Technology Transfers and Spillovers

01 March 2009

This paper argues that a variety of firm specificity supported by sophisticated inter-firm relationships is essential for understanding the mechanics and spatial structure … Read More

Sustainable Automobile Society in East Asia

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-7 Contents Front cover Contents Preface Executive Summary of ERIA Research Project Introduction WG Structure Approach to Clean Air in Asia (Based on … Read More

Environment, industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

3R Policies for Southeast and East Asia

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-6-1 Contents Front cover Preface Contents of the Report Member of Working Group Executive Summary and Policy Recommendation Chapter 1 Development of the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

Research on Development Strategies for CLMV Countries

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-5 Contents Front cover Project Members Contents Executive Summary Chapter 1 Industrial Development Strategy in CLMV Chapter 2 Special Economic Zones and Economic … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Development of Regional Production and Logistic Networks in East Asia

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-4-1 Contents Front cover Authors of Contents Executive Summary 1. Industrial Agglomeration and Technology Upgrading and Innovation: The Experience of Indonesia 2. Sources … Read More

Human Capital, industry and manufacturing

Developing Internationally Comparable Industrial Statistics in East Asia

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-2 Contents Front cover Preface Contents Executive Summary (PART-I, PART-II) PART-I Developing Internationally comparable Industrial Statistics in East Chapter 1:Background of the Study … Read More

Macroeconomy, industry and manufacturing

Deepening East Asian Economic Integration

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-1 Contents Front cover Table of Contents, List of Project Members, Executive Summary CHAPTER 1. Deepening Economic Integration in East Asia: CHAPTER 2. … Read More

Stability of Production Networks in East Asia:Duration and Survival of Trade

02 March 2009

Abstract This paper sheds light on the stability of international production networks in East Asia from the perspective of the duration and survival of … Read More

Learning-by-exporting in Korean Manufacturing: A Plant-level Analysis

03 March 2009

Abstract The paper analyzes whether firms that start exporting become more productive utilizing recently developed sample matching procedures to control the problems from self-selection … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Plant Entry in a More Liberalised Industrialisation Process: An Experience of Indonesian Manufacturing during the 1990s

06 March 2009

Some major policy changes towards a more open trade and investment regime occurred in Indonesia during the 1980s and 1990s. The impact of … Read More

Investment

Gains from Fragmentation at the Firm Level:Evidence from Japanese Multinationals in East Asia

07 March 2009

Abstract The unprecedented development of production networks in East Asia has been investigated, both theoretically and empirically, employing the conceptual framework of fragmentation theory and … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Vertical and Horizontal FDI Technology Spillovers: Evidence from Thai Manufacturing

07 March 2009

This paper examines Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) spillover, using an unbalanced panel data set of the manufacturing survey of Thailand during the period … Read More

International Production Networks and Export/Import Responsiveness to Exchange Rates: The case of Japanese Manufacturing Firms

08 March 2009

Abstract This paper examines how international production/distribution networks provide individual firms with exporting/importing responsiveness to exchange rate movements. With the micro-data of Japanese manufacturing … Read More

Business Views on Trade Facilitation

01 May 2009

Abstract Business views on the most important barriers to trade facilitation are taken from two region-wide surveys in 2006 covering the ASEAN priority integration … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Infrastructure

Border Area Development in the GMS:Turning the Periphery into the Center of Growth

03 May 2009

Border area development is neither an original nor a brand new idea of the author. It has long been discussed in a variety … Read More

Fragmentation in East Asia: Further Evidence

01 October 2009

Abstract This paper analyzes the spatial pattern of production/distribution networks in East Asia. Two issues are investigated. The one is how the formation of … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Competitiveness

Foreign Presence Spillovers and Firms' Export Response:Evidence from the Indonesian Manufacturing

01 December 2009

This paper examines the existence of spillovers associated with the presence of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on a firm's decision to export, and on … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Macroeconomy

Spatial Architecture of the Production Networks in Southeast Asia

01 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 … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Search-theoretic Approach to Securing New Suppliers: Impacts of Geographic Proximity for Importer and Non-importer

02 February 2010

This paper empirically examines whether firms consider geographic proximity as they seek for a new supplier. While addressing the difference between importers and … Read More

Innovation and Technology

Innovation in Linked and Non-linked Firms: Effects of Variety of Linkages in East Asia

03 February 2010

This paper proposes a new mechanism linking innovation and networks in developing economies to detect explicit production and information linkages. It investigates the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

The Impacts of Face-to-face and Frequent Interactions on Innovation: Upstream-Downstream Relations

04 February 2010

This paper proposes a new mechanism linking innovation and networks in developing economies to identify explicit production and information linkages and investigates the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Human Capital

Capacity Building for Statisticians in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar (CLM)

01 March 2010

List of Project Members MR. YASUSHI NAKAMURA (TEAM LEADER): Senior Researcher, Regional Development Institute, International Development Center of Japan (IDCJ), Japan. MS. PIN PIN … Read More

Policy

3R Policies for Southeast and East Asia (FY2009)

01 March 2010

Members Of Working Group Enri Damanhuri (PROJECT LEADER): Professor, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. Michikazu Kojima (PROJECT COORDINATOR): Director, Environment and Natural Resource Studies … Read More

Labour and Migration, industry and manufacturing

Causes and Consequences of Globalization in East Asia: What Do The Micro Data Analyses Show?

01 March 2010

List of Project Members DR.SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,Waseda University, Japan; Senior Researcher Advisor to the Executive Director, Economic Research … Read More

Geographical Simulation Analysis for Logistic Enhancement in East Asia

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Mr. Satoru KUMAGAI: Deputy Director,Economic Integration Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, IDE-JETRO, JAPAN. Dr. Toshitaka GOKAN : Economic Integration Studies … Read More

Infrastructure, industry and manufacturing

A Study on Upgrading Industrial Structure of CLMV Countries

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Ruth Banomyong: Director, Centre for Logistics Research, Thammasat University. Masami Ishida : Senior Research Fellow, Bangkok Research Center, IDE-JETRO. … Read More

Innovation and Technology, Infrastructure

Fostering Production and Science & Technology Linkages to Stimulate Innovation in ASEAN

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Project Leader Patarapong Intarakumnerd: College of Innovation, Thammasat University, Thailand. Project Member Sunil Mani: Centre for Development Studies, India. … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

EAS-ERIA Biodiesel Fuel Trade Handbook: 2010

01 July 2010

List of Working Group Members/Authors This handbook was edited by ERIA Research Project Working Group on "Benchmarking of Biodiesel Fuel Standardizationin East Asia" with result … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

How ICTs Raise Manufacturing Performance: Firm-level Evidence in Southeast Asia

01 August 2010

This paper examines the effects of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on business performance, using firm-level data obtained through a questionnaire survey in … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

International Production Networks in Machinery Industries: Structure and Its Evolution

01 September 2010

This paper intensively employs annual international trade statistics obtained from the UN Comtrade and examines to what degree East Asian countries have participated … Read More

Machinery Trade in East Asia, and the Global Financial Crisis

01 October 2010

Abstract The global financial crisis since Q3 2008 has influenced the world economy, including that of East Asia. This paper focuses on international production/distribution … Read More

The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan

01 October 2010

List of Project Members Professor Fukunari Kimura: Chief Economist, ERIA. Dr. Ponciano S. Intal, Jr. : Senior Researcher, ERIA. Mr. So Umezaki: Researcher, … Read More

Comprehensive Asia Development Plan and Beyond -Growth Strategies for More Prosperous and Equitable East Asia-

02 October 2010

Abstract Let's dream of our bright and prosperous future. In the year of 2020, sixteen East Asia Summit (EAS) member countries can reach doubled per … Read More

Fragmentation and Changes in the Asian Trade Network

01 January 2011

Abstract The Asian trade network is increasingly fragmented, resulting in higher dependence on supplies of goods and services from neighbouring countries. The update OECD Input-Output … Read More

Location Choice of Multinational Enterprises in China: Comparison between Japan and Taiwan

01 March 2011

Abstract This paper explores the location choice of MNEs in China, shedding special light on the role of agglomeration of same-nationality firms. In particular, … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

A Comparative Study on the Role of University and PRI as External Resources for Firms' Innovation

01 March 2011

Improvement of the innovation capability of firms in the region depends on how successfully they have leveraged their internal and external resources. This … Read More

Macroeconomy, industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

Achieving Sustainable Growth in East Asia

01 March 2011

The studies in this volume address the major causes of the build-up of current account surpluses in the East Asian region, commonly referred … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Macroeconomy

ASEAN +1 FTAS and Global Value Chains in East Asia

01 March 2011

ASEAN economies as a group have signed free trade agreements with China, Japan, Korea, India and Australia/New Zealand. There is now an interest in forming … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Impacts of Incoming Knowledge on Product Innovation: Technology Transfer in Auto-related Industries in Developing Economies

03 November 2011

This paper studies two questions on the role of networked sources of knowledge influential to product innovation. First: What is the extent of … Read More

industry and manufacturing, development

ASEAN - India Connectivity: The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan, Phase II

01 December 2011

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) submitted the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) to the 5th East Asia Summit in October 2010, … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Interactive Learning-driven Innovation in Upstream-Downstream Relations: Evidence from Mutual Exchanges of Engineers in Developing Economies

02 December 2011

This paper presents a simple model of the innovations that result from face-to-face communication and mutual learning in upstream-downstream relations. To examine the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, SMEs

Dynamics of Firm Selection Process in Globalized Economies

01 May 2012

List of Project Members Working Group Members DR. SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Senior Research Advisor to Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN … 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

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

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

Economic Development, Energy Market Integration and Energy Demand: Implications for East Asia

24 August 2012

Abstract This paper uses the general method of moment (GMM) regression technique to estimate an cross-country energy demand function with a data set covering 71 … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Urban Development, Infrastructure

The Proposed Cilamaya New International Port is a Key for Indonesian Economic Development: Geographical Simulation Analysis

18 December 2012

Many foreign investors are now interested in Indonesia, especially in the automotive sector, because ofits growing attraction as a market and production site. … Read More

Coherence of Macroeconomic Policies in ASEAN Members: Empirical Investigation of Experiences in 2000-2010

26 December 2012

Outline Ever since 2007, ASEAN member countries agree to accelerate the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 with the following targets: transforming ASEAN … Read More

Policy on Disaster Prevention and Reduction for Industrial Parks in East Asia

27 December 2012

Outline The Great East Japan Earthquake and 2011 Thailand floods have revealed crucial natural disaster risks in East Asia. In particular is the impact … Read More

Study on the Standard Distribution Infrastructure in the East-Asia Region in the Field of Consumer Goods Distribution for Retailers/Wholesalers

27 December 2012

Outline In order to reinforce economic connectivity, in the field of consumer goods distribution for retailers/wholesalers, it is thought that "(1) Keeping consistency among each … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Social Protection, disasters

Long-run Economic Impacts of Thai Flooding: Geographical Simulation Analysis

01 July 2013

We discuss the long-run economic impact of natural disasters on the countries concerned by examining the case of Thai flooding in 2011.If the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Social Protection, disasters

Impact of Recent Crises and Disasters on Regional Production/Distribution Networks and Trade in Japan

01 August 2013

This paper sheds light on domestic/international production networks in machinery industries and examines how the economic crisis and natural/technological disaster that Japan encountered … Read More

Toward a Single Aviation Market in ASEAN: Regulatory Reform and Industry Challenges

09 October 2013

Abstract The ASEAN Single Aviation Market or Open Skies project aims to liberalize the air transport industry in ASEAN by 2015. However, the project faces … Read More

Who Disseminates Technology to Whom, How, and Why: Evidence from Buyer-Seller Business Networks

04 November 2013

Abstract This paper investigates the relationship between firm-level upgrading and buyer-seller business networks in order to better understand how and to whom technology transfer occurs. … Read More

Development and Restructuring of Regional Production/Distribution Networks in East Asia

23 November 2013

Abstract This paper attempts to investigate the features of development and restructuring patterns of production/distribution networks in East Asia, mainly in machinery sectors, using international … Read More

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