Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-22670
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Bringing the benefits of David to Goliath : special economic zones and institutional improvement
Authors: Hartwell, Christopher A.
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2017.1346371
10.21256/zhaw-22670
Published in: Regional Studies
Volume(Issue): 52
Issue: 10
Page(s): 1309
Pages to: 1321
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0034-3404
1360-0591
Language: English
Subjects: Institutional development; Property right; Small country; Special economic zone
Subject (DDC): 330: Economics
Abstract: The theory behind special economic zones (SEZs) focuses on their role in overcoming broader policy failings in a country. This paper hypothesizes that the ability of smaller countries to reform more quickly provides a theoretical ‘missing link’ as to how SEZs can assist reform, developing the idea of SEZs as a ‘small country in a large country’. Using a new database, the paper tests this proposition by examining if SEZs have actually been able to spur on institutional improvement in large countries. Results show that SEZs do influence the institutional development of a country, contingent upon prevailing institutional trends.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/22670
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: International Management Institute (IMI)
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