The Economic and social impact of export processing zones : the case of Malaysia
AbstractExport processing zones (EPZs) or free zones as they are called in Malaysia have played an important role in promoting manufactured exports. The Malaysian Government enacted the Investment Incentive Act in 1968 to promote the growth and development of labour-intensive export-oriented industrializaton. However, it was not until 1971 that the Free Trade Zone Act was passed to create EPZs, which were especially attractive to foreign investors.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 304973.
Length: 62 pages
Date of creation: 1994
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Publication status: Published in Multinational enterprises programme, working paper series
export processing zone; industrial policy; economic implication; social implication; Malaysia; foreign investment; export promotion; technology transfer; outsourcing; employment; working conditions; labour relations; collective bargaining; conditions of employment; women workers; bibliography; statistical table; zone franche d'exportation; politique industrielle; conséquences économiques; conséquences sociales; Malaisie; investissement étranger; promotion des exportations; transfert des techniques; externalisation des activités; emploi; conditions de travail; relations de travail; négociation collective; conditions d'emploi; travailleuses; bibliographie; tableau statistique; zona franca de exportación; política industrial; consecuencias económicas; consecuencias sociales; Malasia; inversiones extranjeras; promoción de exportaciones; transferencia de tecnología; tercerización; empleo; condiciones de trabajo; relaciones laborales; negociación colectiva; condiciones de empleo; trabajadoras; bibliografía; cuadros estadísticos;
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