Trade Logistics in Landlocked and Resource Cursed Asian Countries

  • Kankesu Jayanthakumaran
  • Nagesh Shukla
  • Charles Harvie
  • Odbayar Erdenetsogt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Economic Diversification

  3. Country Studies: Laos PDR, Nepal and Mongolia

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 221-226

About this book


This book focuses on strategies to achieve economic diversification in Asian landlocked countries. It does so by analysing the impact of the Dutch disease, non-resource firm heterogeneity, trade logistics operations, trade facilitation, aid for trade, small and medium-sized enterprises, and foreign direct investment. Offering a wide range of expert views and opinions, research findings, information and data, the book will be of value to policy makers and students of trade and development economics.

Kankesu Jayanthakumaran is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His research has focused on 'trade facilitation and performance', an area in which he has published 34 peer-reviewed journal articles and 5 book chapters, edited 2 books, and authored 1: Industrialization and Challenges in Asia, published in 2016. His current research area is on integrative trade and logistics in land-locked countries.

Nagesh Shukla is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Systems, Management and Leadership at University of technology Sydney.  He received his PhD from the University of Warwick (UK) and Bachelor's degree (Manufacturing Engineering) from the National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology from India. His research focuses on business data analytics and optimisation.

Charles Harvie is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong, Australia, and holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Warwick, UK. His research  focuses on the economies of East and South-east Asia, and is published in the form of books and scholarly academic journals.

Odbayar Erdenetsogt is an Executive Director of the International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries. Previously, he served in the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Odbayar earned his bachelor degree and MA in international relations from the University of Dresden, Germany, majoring in Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics and Social History.


Economic Diversification in Land Locked Countries Economic Diversification in Resource Poor Countries Strengthening non-resource intensive firms Strengthening trade facilitation measures Dutch disease dimensions in a land locked economy The Dutch disease and economic diversification Resource curse hypothesis and firm heterogeneity Logistics simulations in improving cross-border trade Trade Facilitation in South Asia Foreign Direct Investment in Central Asia SMEs in land-locked countries SMEs in Laos PDR Foreign aid and trade performance in a land locked country Foreign aid and trade performance in Nepal Trade logistics and market access in ASEAN Mongolian Special Economic Zones Mongolia and Foreign Direct Investement

Editors and affiliations

  • Kankesu Jayanthakumaran
    • 1
  • Nagesh Shukla
    • 2
  • Charles Harvie
    • 3
  • Odbayar Erdenetsogt
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Accounting, Economics & FinanceUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  2. 2.School of Information, Systems and Modelling, Faculty of Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.School of Accounting, Economics & FinanceUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  4. 4.UN HouseInternational Think Tank for LLDCsUlaanbaatarMongolia

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