Comparing the Maritime Potential of Southeast Asian Nations

8 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2011

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Hans-Dieter Evers

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Azhari Karim

Universiti Sains Malaysia - Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS)

Date Written: October 9, 2011

Abstract

Countries may utilize a long coastline in relation to their landmass as a resource to develop their maritime economy. This paper argues that ASEAN countries differ in utilizing their maritime potential. As a basis for further comparative studies the Center for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS) in Penang developed a set of indicators to measure the maritime potential of nations, the state of their maritime industries and the degree to which the maritime potential has actually been utilized. Using the CenPRIS Ocean Index (COI) shows that Brunei and the Philippines have underutilized their maritime potentials, whereas Singapore and Thailand have made full use of it. Malaysia still has the potential to further develop its maritime economy.

Keywords: maritime economy, resources, indicators, Malaysia, Asia

JEL Classification: H40

Suggested Citation

Evers, Hans-Dieter and Karim, Azhari Mohd, Comparing the Maritime Potential of Southeast Asian Nations (October 9, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1941207 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1941207

Hans-Dieter Evers (Contact Author)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ( email )

Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Bangi, Selangor D.E. 43600
Malaysia
+60-149456927 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ukm.my/ikmas/

Azhari Mohd Karim

Universiti Sains Malaysia - Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS) ( email )

Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://www.cwnpris.usm.my

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