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Productivity Differences Among the Firms in ASEAN Countries

  • Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Abbr : JAPS
  • 2018, 25(2), pp.131-169
  • DOI : 10.18107/japs.2018.25.2.006
  • Publisher : Institute of Global Affairs
  • Research Area : Social Science > Social Science in general
  • Received : May 23, 2018
  • Accepted : June 11, 2018
  • Published : June 30, 2018

Choi,Young-Suk 1

1강원대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

As a result of analyzing whether there is a gap across the industries and the regions in ASEAN four countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, we found several points as follows. Firstly, in the case of firms with foreign capital inflow, those industries which are preferred by Korean investors are generally less productive than non-preferred industries. Secondly, in the case of firms with foreign capital inflow, firms are higher productive in the capital area than in non-capital areas for all the countries except for the Philippines. Thirdly, in the case of exporting firms, Korean investors’ preferred industries are less productive than non-preferred ones. Lastly, when comparing the productivity of exporting firms by location, Indonesia and Thailand are higher in the capital area, Malaysia are not significantly different, and in the Philippines exporting firms are higher in non-capital areas while non-exporting firms are higher in the capital area. Consequently, analyzing the productivity gap among the firms in the four ASEAN countries, we can see that there are much more differences than the similarities.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.