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Export Performance, Technological Upgrading and Foreign Direct Investment Strategies in the Asian Newly Industrializing Economies with Special Reference to Singapore

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: February 2001
  • Page count: 72
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 00.II.G.108

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This paper analyzes the competitiveness and structure of manufactured exports by leading Latin American and Asian economies for 1980-97. It explains East Asian performance with reference to the strategies adopted for technological development, focusing on foreign direct investment (FDI) strategies. It particularly draws on the experience of Singapore, the country that has used FDI to promote industrial growth and technological upgrading more effectively than any other developing country.