(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Panama's Special Economic Zones: Balancing Growth and Development

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) University of Queensland


This article provides a comparative analysis of two SEZs in Panama (the Colon Free Zone and Panama Pacífic) that defy conventional export-processing strategies by focussing on re-exports and regional headquartering operations, which are relatively capital-intensive rather than labour-intensive. It argues that while this may be a sound economic growth strategy at the national scale, it must be complemented with directed, local strategies to address the country's chronic social development issues, which are underscored by centuries of institutional exclusion


Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin of Latin American research / ISSN 1470-9856

Editor : Blackwell , Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1995)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 33, no1 [pp. 1-15]
Published in 2014



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1111/blar.12035

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