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Production Networks in East Asia: What We Know So Far

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  • Kimura, Fukunari

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Obashi, Ayako

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

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Production networks in East Asia, particularly in the manufacturing and machinery industries, are well recognized as the most advanced in the world, in terms of their magnitude, extensiveness, and sophistication. This paper tries to link various economic studies on related topics, to see how much we understand about production networks in East Asia. After providing a brief overview of international trade statistics, the paper reviews a number of academic papers concerning (i) the structure and mechanics of production networks, (ii) the conditions for production networks, and (iii) the properties and implications thereof.

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Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 320.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 11 Nov 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0320

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Keywords: fragmentation; agglomeration; vertical specialization; multinational enterprises; foreign direct investment;

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