Export processing zones as catalysts

Helena Johansson, Lars Nilsson

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A potentially important indirect effect of export processing zones (EPZs) is the catalyst effect. The foreign affiliates attracted to the EPZs could stimulate local firms to begin to export by showing them how to produce, market, sell and distribute manufactured goods on the world market. Our results indicate a significant catalyst effect in Malaysia.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationWorld Development
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Economics and Business

Free keywords

  • The European Union
  • Malaysia
  • Export processing zones
  • catalysts
  • exports

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