Global Production and Trade in East Asia

  • Leonard K. Cheng
  • Henryk Kierzkowski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Leonard K. Cheng, Henryk Kierzkowski
    Pages 1-7
  3. Alan V. Deardorff
    Pages 9-31
  4. Ronald W. Jones, Henryk Kierzkowski
    Pages 33-51
  5. David Greenaway, Peter J. Lloyd, Chris Milner
    Pages 111-128
  6. Chi Schive, Regina Yeu-Shyang Chyn
    Pages 181-205
  7. Peter J. Lloyd
    Pages 273-287
  8. An-Chi Tung
    Pages 305-311
  9. Henryk Kierzkowski
    Pages 313-316
  10. Leonard K. Cheng
    Pages 317-323
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 347-350

About this book


Global Production and Trade in East Asia focuses on the profound change that the traditional paradigm of production and international trade has undergone in the last two decades or so as a result of worldwide trade and investment liberalization. This ongoing transformation has been both aided and stimulated by advances in telecommunications, transportation, and information management. The liberalization of trade and investment on the one hand and advances in communications technology on the other have further promoted global production networks in which vertical stages of final goods are fragmented across countries. International fragmentation of production, which enables international division of labor not only in final products but also in vertically related components, is more evident than ever before.
The book documents the process of international production fragmentation and trade in East Asian economies, studies the mechanics of the process, explores the theory behind the phenomenon, and identifies important policy implications. It focuses on production fragmentation and trade in East Asia because this is the part of the world where the phenomenon is most visible. With contribution by well-known international economics scholars from North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific, the book distinguishes itself with high global quality and rich regional content. It achieves a fine balance between theory, policy, and empirical work.
This book will interest scholars of international trade, foreign investment and international business, regional specialists in East Asian economies, policymakers and advisors in international economic relations, and anyone else who follows important economic issues of globalization.


Asia Asia-Pacific Asian Economies China EU East Asia International Business International Economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Leonard K. Cheng
    • 1
  • Henryk Kierzkowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
  2. 2.Graduate Institute of International StudiesSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5647-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1625-5
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