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Driving forces of Asian international production networks: A brief history and theoretical perspectives

In: India: A New Player in Asian Production Networks?, Studies in Trade and Investment 75

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  • Witada Anukoonwattaka

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Abstract

Chapter I of this study presents a brief review of the appearance and expansion of the Asian IPN phenomenon, followed by a literature survey that explores key drivers of this phenomenon from theoretical perspectives. Theories point to important conditions that countries must meet in order to be successfully integrated into IPNs. These conditions highlight policy implications for creating trade and investment climates that are favourable to IPN development.

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  • Witada Anukoonwattaka, 2011. "Driving forces of Asian international production networks: A brief history and theoretical perspectives," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT,in: India: A New Player in Asian Production Networks?, Studies in Trade and Investment 75, chapter 1, pages 7-22 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:ecchap:tipub2624_chap1
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    Keywords

    production network; fragmentation of production; Asia; value chain; India manufacturing sector; China; India; offshoring; MNCs; FDI; Asian IPN;

    JEL classification:

    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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