Trade Liberalization in Sri Lanka

Exports, Technology and Industrial Policy

  • Ganeshan¬†Wignaraja

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction and Analytical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Explaining Overall Export Performance in Sri Lanka

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      Pages 53-53
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  4. Explaining Firm-Level Export Performance in Sri Lanka

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
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  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-282

About this book


The East Asian experience suggests that technological development is fundamental to export success in outward-oriented economies. This study analyses export performance in Sri Lanka at a national and firm level, focusing on the acquisition of industrial technological capabilities during a period of trade liberalization. It compares Sri Lanka's record with Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Analysis of the export and technological record of enterprises of varying performance highlights the policies which enhance competitiveness in developing and transition economies.


development East Asia Export research trade

Authors and affiliations

  • Ganeshan¬†Wignaraja
    • 1
  1. 1.Export and Industrial Development DivisionCommonwealth SecretariatLondonUK

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