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Development of Regional Production and Logistic Networks in East Asia: the Case of the Philippines


  • del Prado, Fatima
  • Macasaquit, Mari-Len R.
  • Cabalfin, Michael R.
  • Mantaring, Melalyn C.


Regional production networks and local production linkages are important not only for the generation of industrial activity through investment flows but also as essential sources of new information and technology. Complementing this are the so-called knowledge networks within or around industrial agglomerations that are equally important sources of technology for industrial upgrading and innovation. Both are present in the case study area of CALABARZON in the Philippines but the former seem to be more apparent than the latter as this has been characterized as weak based on secondary data and conduct of survey of establishments. With weaknesses in the S&T system in the country as part of the study’s findings, policy suggestions were provided to strengthen the linkages that remain to be wanting but are important for stimulating innovation.

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  • del Prado, Fatima & Macasaquit, Mari-Len R. & Cabalfin, Michael R. & Mantaring, Melalyn C., 2010. "Development of Regional Production and Logistic Networks in East Asia: the Case of the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 2010-17, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2010-17

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    1. Rafaelita M. Aldaba & Josef T. Yap, 2009. "Investment and Capital Flows : Implications of the ASEAN Economic Community," Macroeconomics Working Papers 22949, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    2. Aldaba, Rafaelita M., 2008. "SMEs in the Philippine Manufacturing Industry and Globalization: Meeting the Development Challenges," Discussion Papers DP 2008-15, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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    manufacturing sector; innovation; Philippines; global production networks (GPNs); industrial agglomeration; industrial development; production linkage;

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    • D20 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - General


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