Export processing zones and growth triangle development: The case of the BIMP-EAGA, Southeast Asia

Landingin, N. and Wadley, D. (2005) Export processing zones and growth triangle development: The case of the BIMP-EAGA, Southeast Asia. Journal of International Development, 17 1: 67-96. doi:10.1002/jid.1138


Author Landingin, N.
Wadley, D.
Title Export processing zones and growth triangle development: The case of the BIMP-EAGA, Southeast Asia
Journal name Journal of International Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0954-1748
ISBN 0954-1748; 1099-1328
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/jid.1138
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 67
End page 96
Total pages 30
Editor Paul Mosley
Hazel Johnson
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publisher Wiley Interscience
Language eng
Subject C1
340213 Economic Development and Growth
720303 International agreements on trade
Abstract Exorts processing zones (EPZs) and growth triangles have been two common Asian initiatives to increase wealth and regional competitiveness in the world economy. Since they are seldom analysed jointly, this paper investigates their mutuality in the development process. Taking the problematic case of the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) triangle, we explore the role of EPZs in enhancing regional collaboration, competitiveness, and domestic linkages. Despite the triangle's weak economic complementarities, its processing zones are found capable of advancing development by furthering opportunities in regionalisation/localisation of production. Latterly, trade and investment liberalisation within ASEAN raises broad questions about the rationale of EPZs and growth triangles. Zone-triangle nexuses will require rethinking as, under different regulatory conditions, the zones compete more directly across ASEAN and also with global rivals. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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