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Dynamics of Cross Border Industrial Development in Mekong Sub-region: A Case Study of Thailand Paperback – December 6, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-3838319100 ISBN-10: 3838319109

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  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (December 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3838319109
  • ISBN-13: 978-3838319100
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 8.9 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,376,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chuthatip Maneepong is Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University (ASU), US. Before joining ASU, she was Assistant Professor at Shinawatra University, Thailand. She worked as a policy and planning analyst at the Thai national planning agency during 1991-99.

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It sounded like a good idea at the time (to Thai planners): encourage industry is selected border towns by a package of financial incentives, in order to stimulate local economic development and cross-border trade. This book is a careful study by a former planner of what happened - and it's a sobering story. The industries that were established in the favoured towns tended to be `footloose' enterprises attracted by the government incentives, which drew their raw materials from Bangkok, employed cheap migrant labour, and exported their product overseas, contributing little to the strength of the local economy. And there was just as much industrial development in the towns which weren't favoured with these incentives. This is a book about the great gap in understanding between urban bureaucrats and rural entrepreneurs, and should be read by anyone - politician, bureaucrat or lobbyist - who believes that shoveling incentives at problems is the best way to solve them.
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