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Impact of Production Linkages on Industrial Upgrading in ASEAN, the People’s Republic of China, and India: Organizational Evidence of a Global Supply Chain

  • Machikita, Tomohiro

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Ueki, Yasushi

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

This paper presents a simple model of industrial upgrading as a result of backward and forward information linkages between upstream and downstream relations. It also serves as an empirical investigation of the impact of mutual knowledge exchange on the knowledge production function using data on firms' self-reported customers and suppliers. Evidence from interconnected firms in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and Viet Nam suggests that there are strong spillover effects between downstream and upstream firms in terms of international standard certification. The degree of product and process innovation is quite diverse across manufacturing firms within a local supply chain and within a global supply chain.

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Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 399.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 05 Dec 2012
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