An interpretation of the development of refining and petrochemical industries in East Asia: Productive capacities, structural change, and external relations

Authors

  • Clara García Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Enrique Palazuelos Universidad Complutense de Madrid

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v23i54.21040

Keywords:

Refino, Petroquímica, Asia oriental, Paradigma de las ocas voladoras

Abstract

Several countries in East Asia, with barely any possession of crude oil, developed along the second half of the 20th century strong productive capacities in advanced stages of the oil production cycle: refining and petrochemical industries. This paper details the development of these productive capacities in various countries of the region, as well as their economic exchanges. The article also offers an explanation of the aforementioned productive capacities and exchanges based on the basic tenets of a major interpretative paradigm of the dynamics of structural change and transformation of foreign relations in East Asia: the flying geese paradigm.

Published

2018-01-11

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Section

Articles