4. Working Papers

Working papers are research-oriented and strongly analytical preliminary papers circulated for comments. These are issued to share ideas about a topic and present findings of research or work in progress. They have coherent analysis and technical content flow and are typically text-driven with minimal images. Working papers present cutting-edge analysis and research, and are subject to formal revision and correction before they are finalized and considered published. Working papers are quick-disseminating, informal publications that seek to provide information, generate discussion, and elicit comments so that they could be subsequently revised for publication as articles in professional journals or as chapters in books.


  • Viet Nam's Automotive Supplier Industry: Development Prospects under Conditions for Free Trade and Global Production Networks 

    Schroder, Martin (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2017-05-31)
    Despite foreign direct investment occurring in the 1990s, automobile production in Viet Nam has not progressed beyond assembly. Due to forthcoming trade liberalisation in ASEAN, these assembly operations are endangered from closure as car-makers consider ...
  • Assessing the Competitive Advantage of Public Policy Support for Supply Chain Resilience 

    Yamaji, Eiji (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2017-05-31)
    This paper deals with the supply chain resilience of agricultural products in Japan. First, the food flow of Japan is explained. Japanese farmers and fishers produce and sell their products, receiving 9.4 trillion Japanese yen (¥). At the same time, ...
  • Chained to Sustainable Development Goals? The Changing Role of Entities for Enhanced Resilience along Agriculture Food Value Chains in Thailand 

    Kuwornu, John K. M. (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2017-05-31)
    The operation period of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ended in 2015, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be in operation in 2016–2030. The sustainable development agenda contained 17 goals and covered a broad range of quantitative ...
  • Mapping the cotton value chain in Pakistan: A preliminary assessment for identification of climate vulnerabilities & pathways to adaptation 

    Batool, Samavia; Saeed, Fahad (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2017-05-30)
    As part of the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) project, this working paper aims to analyse existing data on the cotton and textile sector in Pakistan, and identify horizontal and vertical linkages2 within the cotton value chain ...

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