Vietnam’s Policy of Economic Zoning
AbstractIt took the Vietnamese reformers only five years to realize that quick development of their country’s economy could be pushed forward not only by work and capital, but also by utilizing the factor space. Capitalizing on the experiences of several maritime Southeast Asian countries with “Growth Triangles” as well as of “Silicon Valley Industrial Park”, of Taiwan and of China with their “Special Economic Zones”, Vietnam decided in 1991 to establish its first “Special Economic Zone” (SEZ) in Tan Thuan/Saigon. During the following fifteen years three so-called “Key Economic Areas” and 140 “Industrial Zones”, “Export Processing Zones” and other units with similar names have been created. The SEZ have proven to be cornucopias on the one hand, because they helped to accelerate the transfer of capital, technology and management to Vietnam and provided almost 1 million jobs. Furthermore they served as catalysts for the industrialization and urbanization of some areas and served, moreover, as models of dealing with the complexities of modernization. On the other side, the SEZ are extremely unequally distributed over the country, and therefore tend to reinforce the social and regional differences within Vietnam. Moreover, foreign companies to be invested in the SEZ frequently have to lead a Robinson Crusoe existence and are therefore rather insulated from the domestic economy. Last but not least however, the Vietnamese legislation, facing the SEZ proves frequently to be a toothless tiger.
Download InfoTo our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg in its journal Südostasien aktuell - Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs.
Volume (Year): 26 (2007)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, D-20354 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40 42825-593
Fax: +49 (0)40 42825-547
Web page: http://www.currentsoutheastasianaffairs.org
More information through EDIRC
You can help add them by filling out this form.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Marco Bünte) or (Howard Loewen) The email address of this maintainer does not seem to be valid anymore. Please ask Howard Loewen to update the entry or send us the correct address.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.