This book provides complete, yet non-technical, analyses of production fragmentation effects and thus targets a wide range of readers -- including academics, researchers, policymakers, students, entrepreneurs, and anyone who is interested in this subject. It investigates the economic impacts of production fragmentation in Southeast Asia with a focus on Thailand's experience as an emerging global hub of fragmentation and outsourcing. This elucidates new evidence in connection with production, industrial organizations and labour economics theories, providing interesting insights for formulating industrialization and labour development policies.
1. Manufacturing industries - Thailand. 2. Industrial productivity - Thailand. 3. Labour productivity - Thailand. 4. Skilled labour - Thailand. 5. Contracting out - Thailand.