Competition and Cooperation: Vietnam

  • Adam McCarty
  • Richard Record
  • James Riedel
Part of the IDE-JETRO Series book series (IDE)


The previous JETRO-IDE study carried out in 2002, titled ‘Industrial Agglomeration: Facts and Lessons for Developing Countries’, analysed industrial agglomeration across Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Italy, the USA and Mexico. The study attempted broadly to answer questions as to why firms choose some locations and not others for their factories and offices. A key question was: Why in particular do we see so much high-technology agglomeration, when in theory new developments like the internet should supersede constraints such as distance? The 2002 study covered a broad spectrum of cluster types, from heavy industry clusters in Japan, through small and medium-sized enterprise clusters in Italy, to high-tech software clusters in the USA. From these existing clusters, lessons were learned for application to the developing countries covered in the study (namely Korea, China, Vietnam and Mexico).


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  • Adam McCarty
  • Richard Record
  • James Riedel

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