© 1995

Foreign Capital and Industrialization in Malaysia


Part of the Studies in the Economies of East and South-East Asia book series (SEESEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 1-4
  3. Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 45-73
  4. Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 74-103
  5. Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 104-132
  6. Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 133-164
  7. Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 165-196
  8. Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 197-206
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 207-263

About this book


This book examines foreign capital's role in stimulating industrialization. Using both conventional and unconventional approaches, the author finds foreign capital to have played a positive role in Malaysia's industrialization. The branch- and industry-level analyses show generally strong pecuniary effects by foreign capital. Local-dominated branches and industries, however, show strong linkages with the domestic economy. The firm-level analysis tends to reveal strong technological spillovers from foreign capital. The book closes with regulatory prescriptions to enhance positive spillovers.


capital Developing Economies economy manufacturing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsUniversiti KebangaanMalaysia

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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Foreign Capital and Industrialization in Malaysia
  • Authors R. Rasiah
  • Series Title Studies in the Economies of East and South-East Asia
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-61505-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-39258-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-37758-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 263
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Development Economics
    Development Studies
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