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Industrial Agglomeration and Industrial Policies : The Philippine Experience

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    In the relatively new body of ideas dubbed new economic geography and spatial economics, we find insights on the potentials of industrial agglomeration for regional and national economic development. This paper looked into the evolution of industrial development in the country as a means of elucidating the centripetal and centrifugal forces leading to agglomeration of firms and investments. A micro perspective was provided with the case study extended into the prime region in the country, Greater Manila Area. It was found that industrial agglomeration in the country takes the form of special economic zones and industry clusters, indicating that the government is taking the route towards regional dispersal of industries and the clustering strategy to spur industrial dynamism and competitiveness and consequently, regional and national economic development.

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    Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Development Economics Working Papers with number 22681.

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    Date of creation: Jan 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:eab:develo:22681

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    Keywords: economic geography; spatial economics; industrial development; economic development;

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    1. Jenny D. Balboa & Erlinda M. Medalla, 2006. "State of Trade and Investments in the Philippines," Trade Working Papers 22612, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    2. Lamberte, Mario B., 1988. "Science and Technology and Economic Development," Working Papers WP 1988-28, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    3. Patalinghug, Epictetus, 2003. "The Philippine National Innovation System: Structure and Characteristics," Discussion Papers DP 2003-04, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    4. Rafaelita M. Aldaba, 2006. "FDI Investment Incentive System and FDI Inflows : The Philippine Experience," Finance Working Papers 22335, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    5. Herrin, Alejandro N. & Pernia, Ernesto M., 1986. "Factors Affecting the Choice of Location: A Survey of Foreign and Local Firms in the Philippines," Working Papers WP 1986-03, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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