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Benchmarking developing Asia's manufacturing sector

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  • Jesus Felipe
  • Gemma Estrada
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    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to document the transformation of developing Asia's manufacturing sector during the last three decades. Design/methodology/approach – The paper briefly discusses the transformation during the last 30 years and benchmarks the sector by estimating a regression based on the logistic pattern of growth. It then summarizes the main findings. Findings – It is found that: the share of developing Asia in world manufacturing output has increased significantly since the 1970s; the increase is concentrated in a number a countries, mostly the NIES, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand; and there has been an important technological upgrading as the share of more technologically advanced manufacturers has increased. However, the increase is also concentrated in a reduced group of countries. Originality/value – The findings in the paper should be of value to both other researchers and policy makers trying to understand industrialization.

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    Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal International Journal of Development Issues.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (October)
    Pages: 97-119

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    Handle: RePEc:eme:ijdipp:v:7:y:2008:i:2:p:97-119

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    Keywords: Asia; Benchmarking; Distribution management; Manufacturing industries;

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    Cited by:
    1. Felipe, Jesus & Kumar, Utsav & Abdon, Arnelyn, 2013. "Exports, capabilities, and industrial policy in India," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(3), pages 939-956.

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