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Driving forces of Asian international production networks: A brief history and theoretical perspectives

In: India: A New Player in Asian Production Networks?, Studies in Trade and Investment 75

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  • Witada Anukoonwattaka

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    (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP))

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    Chapter I of this study presents a brief review of the appearance and expansion of the Asian IPN phenomenon, followed by a literature survey that explores key drivers of this phenomenon from theoretical perspectives. Theories point to important conditions that countries must meet in order to be successfully integrated into IPNs. These conditions highlight policy implications for creating trade and investment climates that are favourable to IPN development.

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  • Witada Anukoonwattaka & Mia Mikic (ed.), 2011. "India: A New Player in Asian Production Networks?, Studies in Trade and Investment 75," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), number tipub2624, July.
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    Keywords: production network; fragmentation of production; Asia; value chain; India manufacturing sector; China; India; offshoring; MNCs; FDI; Asian IPN;

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