The Role of Technology as a Trade Facilitator in Upgrading Export Performance of ASEAN Countries in 2008–2014

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Abstract

The trade borders of countries have been significantly obscured by globalization. As one of the efforts to integrate, ASEAN was formed to foster the sustainability economy of each member. However, trade facilities consisting of hard and soft facilities play a major role. Therefore, this study analyzes the effect of trade facilities on export performance deriving from new indicators for ASEAN countries in 2008–2014. The method used in this research is fixed-effect method with such indicators of trade facilities as technological readiness, border and transport efficiency, as well as business environment. The results imply that trade facilities which affect export performance with technological readiness give the most significant influence, followed by business environment and border and transport efficiency. Overall, trade facilities have an important role in intensifying the quality and quantity of a country’s exports, especially that of developing countries, as it determines trade costs that also affect the effectiveness and efficiency of trade.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalization, Productivity and Production Networks in ASEAN
Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing Regional Trade and Investment
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages87-104
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783030165109
ISBN (Print)9783030165093
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Export performance
  • Fixed-effect methods
  • Gravity model
  • Trade facility
  • Transport efficiency

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