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The maritime potential of ASEAN economies

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  • Evers, Hans-Dieter
  • Karim, Azhari

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Countries may utilize a long coastline in relation to their landmass as a resource to develop their maritime economy. This paper argues that ASEAN countries differ in utilizing their maritime potential. As a basis for further comparative studies the Center for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS) in Penang developed a set of indicators to measure the maritime potential of nations, the state of their maritime industries, and the degree to which the maritime potential has actually been utilized. Using the CenPRIS Ocean Index (COI) shows that Brunei and the Philippines have underutilized their maritime potentials, whereas Singapore and Thailand have made full use of it. Malaysia still has the potential to further develop its maritime economy.

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  • Evers, Hans-Dieter & Karim, Azhari, 2011. "The maritime potential of ASEAN economies," MPRA Paper 31761, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:31761
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    1. Michela Nardo & Michaela Saisana & Andrea Saltelli & Stefano Tarantola & Anders Hoffman & Enrico Giovannini, 2005. "Handbook on Constructing Composite Indicators: Methodology and User Guide," OECD Statistics Working Papers 2005/3, OECD Publishing.
    2. Evers, Hans-Dieter & Genschick, Sven & Schraven, Benjamin, 2009. "Constructing Epistemic Landscapes: Methods of GIS-Based Mapping," MPRA Paper 17135, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Evers, Hans-Dieter, 2013. "Understanding the South China Sea: An explorative cultural analysis," MPRA Paper 61204, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Azhari, Mhd Karim, 2011. "An Introduction to the CenPRIS Ocean Research Cluster ‐ ORES," MPRA Paper 33989, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    ASEAN; Malaysia; shipping; fisheries; maritime economy; resources; indicators;

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    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • N7 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services

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