Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101260
Authors: 
Wignaraja, Ganeshan
Krüger, Jens
Tuazon, Anna Mae
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
ADBI Working Paper Series 406
Abstract: 
Cross-border production networks have been playing an increasingly important role in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries' trade in recent years, but micro-level studies are rare. This paper uses firm-level data from the two most active ASEAN countries in production networks (Thailand and Malaysia) and examines the effect of participating in production networks on profits and technological capabilities of firms. The empirical results show that participating in production networks raises profits. The evidence further suggests that participation in production networks is also positively correlated with technology upgrading, measured by a technological capabilities index.
Subjects: 
production networks
regional integration
material outsourcing
technology upgrading
malaysia
thailand
JEL: 
F10
F23
O14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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