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Positioning the non-least-developed developing countries based on vulnerability-related indicators

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  • Fen-May Liou

    (International Cooperation and Development Fund, Taiwan)

  • Cherng G. Ding

    (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

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A structure presenting relevant constructs of vulnerability for developing but not least-developed countries in the global trade regime shift was first proposed. Based on the structure, the vulnerability constructs were empirically summarized as three independent factors: economic scale, volatility degree, and development level. A map, showing the overall vulnerability positioning of the countries, with dimensions of 'economic scale' and 'volatility with resilience of development', was further created. The map reveals that most small-population states are more vulnerable. Nevertheless, some large economies may not be less vulnerable and should not be excluded if special treatments are offered to non-least-developed small states. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Fen-May Liou & Cherng G. Ding, 2004. "Positioning the non-least-developed developing countries based on vulnerability-related indicators," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(6), pages 751-767.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:16:y:2004:i:6:p:751-767
    DOI: 10.1002/jid.1095
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