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The Formation of International Production and Distribution Networks in East Asia

Mitsuyo Ando and Fukunari Kimura

in International Trade in East Asia

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780226378961
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226379005 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226379005.003.0007
The Formation of International Production and Distribution Networks in East Asia

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This chapter examines the importance of international production and distribution networks in East Asia. It describes the drastic changes in policy framework observed in the Southeast Asian countries and China in the latter half of the 1980s and the early part of the 1990s and discusses the current status of theoretical thoughts explaining the mechanics of international production and distribution networks. This chapter explains the result of statistical analysis on the characteristics of the networks in East Asia and discusses the policy implication of these networks, particularly in the context of formulating free trade agreements.

Keywords: distribution networks; international production networks; East Asia; policy framework; statistical analysis; free trade agreements

Chapter.  15218 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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