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Determinants of labor-intensive exports by the developing countries: A cross country analysis

Mottaleb, Khondoker Abdul; Kalirajan, Kaliappa

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It is widely acknowledged that the export-oriented garment and textile industries have been playing important role on the overall economic development in developing countries. However, the performance of the developing countries in exporting garment and textiles is in fact, highly heterogeneous. While some of the developing countries such as, China, Vietnam and Bangladesh have been highly successful in exporting highly labor-intensive garment and textiles products, not all of the developing...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMottaleb, Khondoker Abdul
dc.contributor.authorKalirajan, Kaliappa
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:26:28Z
dc.identifier.issn0217-5908
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/67771
dc.description.abstractIt is widely acknowledged that the export-oriented garment and textile industries have been playing important role on the overall economic development in developing countries. However, the performance of the developing countries in exporting garment and textiles is in fact, highly heterogeneous. While some of the developing countries such as, China, Vietnam and Bangladesh have been highly successful in exporting highly labor-intensive garment and textiles products, not all of the developing countries have been equally successful in doing so. Using cross-country panel data, an attempt has been made in this paper to ascertain the importance of infrastructure and business environment in explaining the heterogeneous performance in exporting garment and textiles by the developing countries. The paper empirically demonstrates that in addition to the availability of cheap labor, the availability of basic infrastructure, and a business friendly environment significantly affect the export of labor-intensive garment and textiles by the developing countries. The paper, thus, suggests to invest on infrastructure, and to develop a business friendly environment in developing countries to strongly link the growth potentials of labor-intensive products and economic growth.
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishing Company
dc.sourceSingapore Economic Review
dc.titleDeterminants of labor-intensive exports by the developing countries: A cross country analysis
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume59
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor140200 - APPLIED ECONOMICS
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB1520
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMottaleb, Khondoker Abdul, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)
local.contributor.affiliationKalirajan, K P, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage22
local.identifier.doi10.1142/S021759081450043X
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T11:00:13Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84928485654
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