Multinational Enterprises and Manufacturing for Export in Developing Asian Countries: Emerging Patterns and Opportunities for Latecomers
AbstractThis paper examines the role of multinational enterprises (MNEs) is the expansion of manufacturing exports from developing countries, in the light of the Asia experience. First a typology of MNE-export nexus is developed in the context changes in patterns of international production over the past two decades. The typology is then applied to empirical evidence from newly industrialized countries (NICs) and latecomer exporting countries in Asia. The evidence suggests that the share of MNEs in manufactured exports from all these countries has recorded a significant increase from about the mid 1970s and the entry of MNEs is virtually essential for the export success of latecomers.
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multinational enterprises; manufacturing exports; Asia; newly industrialized countries;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-12-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2006-12-09 (Business Economics)
- NEP-CSE-2006-12-09 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-INT-2006-12-09 (International Trade)
- NEP-SEA-2006-12-09 (South East Asia)
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