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The "Catching up" Process of Manufacturing in East Asia

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  • Hiratsuka, Daisuke

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This paper examines the "catching up" process of manufacturing in East Asia within the framework of North and South location. Results of this study indicate that latecomers of the ASEAN Four and China have advanced the "catching up" process. At the same time, second-runners of the Asian NIES have more extensively increased their "catching up" with Japan. Most "catching up" was realized in a very short period in the 1990s, and the advancement of the "catching up" process has moved into various industries from nondurable products to light machinery products. However, it has not yet advanced in heavy machinery such as in the industrial machinery and machine tool industries.

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  • Hiratsuka, Daisuke, 2005. "The "Catching up" Process of Manufacturing in East Asia," IDE Discussion Papers 22, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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    1. Brezis, Elise S & Krugman, Paul R & Tsiddon, Daniel, 1993. "Leapfrogging in International Competition: A Theory of Cycles in National Technological Leadership," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 83(5), pages 1211-1219, December.
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    1. Li Cui & Murtaza H Syed, 2007. "The Shifting Structure of China’s Trade and Production," IMF Working Papers 07/214, International Monetary Fund.

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    Keywords

    Manufacuturing industries; Industrial policy; ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations); East Asia; Southeast Asia; 製造業; 産業政策; アセアン; 東アジア; 東南アジア;

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    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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