Institutions and Industrial Development in Sabah

Firdausi, Suffian and Kasim, Mansur and Ika Suzieana, Jamluddin and Arnold, Puyok and Azmi, Abdul Majid (2022) Institutions and Industrial Development in Sabah. International Journal of Accounting, Finance and Business, 7 (41). pp. 30-41. ISSN 0128-1844

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Industrialisation has been and continues to be lynchpin to modernise a state economy. Here, configuration of industrial policy is central in expanding and diversifying the downstream activities. Coherent industrial policy implementation depends upon the role of institutions that shape and facilitate elite policy makers in configuring and defining policy priority. It is important to note that institutions for every state differs significantly, this is due to the historical specificity, political events, norms that formed institutions. The institutional settings can condition policy actor defines interest and priority differently. In the case of Sabah, although the state is rich in resources, the implementation of industrial policy seems to be little success. The existing state’s economic structure does not support the expansion of downstream industry. The state continues to focus on resource extraction activities instead of moving up the value chain in the industrial sectors. This structural deficiency can be attributed to ineffective institutions which hinder coherent industrial policy implementation. Given the limited industrial development and policy-implementation gap, the state has fallen behind in many aspects of economic development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political economy, industrial development, economic development, institutions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Puyok
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 08:28
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2023 08:29

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