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Malaysia being Stuck in the Middle Draft

Malaysia being Stuck in the Middle Draft

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10/29/2011

 
Research Proposal 2009STUCK IN THE MIDDLE:Malaysian Industrial Transition StandstillDecember 2009First draftAndrew Kam Jia Yi(U4078984)
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Table of ContentsNo. Contents Page1.0 Introduction
4
1.1 Scope of the study
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2.0 Theoretical framework: The middle income-trap
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3.0 Possible research questions and objectives of the study
12
4.0 Analytical narrative on Malaysian economic development
13
 
Supporting the Manufacturing Sector: Industrial policies20
 
Supporting the Manufacturing Sector: Fragmentation trade inelectronics industry.23
5.0 What kept Malaysia in the trap? : Review on various hypotheses
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End of surplus of labour and rising real wages25
 
Internalizing technology & technology absorption challenges:
 Low Industrial human development 
and
Weak support linkages
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Social and ethnic restructuring policies31(a) Education 31(b) Ethnic-oriented ownership policies 33
 
Dwindling export competitiveness36
6.0 Research Proposal testing the elements.
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Proposed Thesis Chapters45
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List of terms
FTZ - Free Trade ZonesICA - Industrial Coordination Act 1975IGS - Industry Research and Development Grant SchemeIRPA - Intensification of Research in Priority AreasMASTIC - Malaysian Science and Technology Information CentreMIDA - Malaysian Industrial Development Authority
MIGHT
 
- Malaysian Industry - Government Group for High Technology
MIMOS
 
- Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic SystemMITI - Ministry of International Trade and IndustryMSC - Multimedia Super CorridorMTDC - Malaysian Technology Development CoorporationNDP - National Development PolicyNEP - New Economic PolicyPNC - Parts and Components
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