Proceedings of the International Conference on Trade 2019 (ICOT 2019)

Production Networks and Unbundling: Reformulating the Conceptual Framework in Theory, Empirics, and Policy Discussion

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Fukunari Kimura
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Fukunari Kimura
Available Online September 2019.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icot-19.2019.46How to use a DOI?
Keywords
international division of labor, connectivity, digital economy, information and communication technology (ICT), development strategies
Abstract

This paper employs the concept of “unbundling” proposed by Baldwin (2016) and provides an overview of the dynamic transformation of the pattern of international division of labor in East Asia from the viewpoint of theory, empirics, and policy discussion. East Asia has led the world in aggressively utilizing the second unbundling, or the mechanics of international production networks centered by machinery industries. Yet there is still ample room for expanding and deepening the involvement in such a pattern of international division of labor. At the same time, a wave of digital technology has arrived in East Asia, and the application of new information and communication technology (ICT) and the third unbundling have become important policy agenda items. This paper concisely presents the conceptual framework of “unbundling,” particularly the second and the third, and discusses a number of issues on empirical studies and policy discussion over development strategies and required sets of policies.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Trade 2019 (ICOT 2019)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
September 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-798-0
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icot-19.2019.46How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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