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タイトル: Border Industry in Myanmar: Turning the Periphery into the Center of Growth
著者: Kudo, Toshihiro
工藤, 年博
キーワード: Myanmar (Burma)
Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS)
Regional cooperation
Border industry
Cross-border trade
Migrant workers
Logistics
Center-periphery
Regional economic cooperation
International trade
Apparel industry
Migrant labor
ミャンマー(ビルマ)
国境貿易
域内経済協力
貿易
アパレル産業
外国人労働者
Issue Date: Oct-2007
出版者: Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO
引用: IDE Discussion Paper. No. 122. 2007.10
抄録: The Myanmar economy has not been deeply integrated into East Asia’s production and distribution networks, despite its location advantages and notably abundant, reasonably well-educated, cheap labor force. Underdeveloped infrastructure, logistics in particular, and an unfavorable business and investment environment hinder it from participating in such networks in East Asia. Service link costs, for connecting production sites in Myanmar and other remote fragmented production blocks or markets, have not fallen sufficiently low to enable firms, including multi-national corporations to reduce total costs, and so the Myanmar economy has failed to attract foreign direct investments. Border industry offers a solution. The Myanmar economy can be connected to the regional and global economy through its borders with neighboring countries, Thailand in particular, which already have logistic hubs such as deep-sea ports, airports and trunk roads. This paper examines the source of competitiveness of border industry by considering an example of the garment industry located in the Myanmar-Thai border area. Based on such analysis, we recognize the prospects of border industry and propose some policy measures to promote this on Myanmar soil.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2344/631
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