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The regional input-output model for East Malaysia region: construction and application


Hassan, Mohd Khairul Hisyam and Mohd Noor, Zaleha and Ismail, Normaz Wana and Radam, Alias and Abdul Rashid, Zakariah (2017) The regional input-output model for East Malaysia region: construction and application. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (12). pp. 712-731. ISSN 2222-6990


This study examines the importance of regional development planning to economic growth through the construction of regional input-output table for East Malaysia. It is particularly important because only limited past studies have been conducted on the construction of regional input-output table at the regional or state level in Malaysia and also, the usage of input-output model has received much attention in many countries as a planning tool for economic development. In the case of East Malaysia, it was carried out through applying the non-survey based method, namely RAS technique. Through the backward and forward linkage and multipliers analysis, this study found that agriculture and livestock; mining and quarrying; food manufacturing; petroleum products; and electronics and non-electronics; sectors were among the sectors with the highest backward linkage and multiplier coefficients in the East Malaysia region. So, by putting additional investment into these sectors will generate more output to the overall economic performance of these regions because of the ability of these sectors to attract the other sectors in the economy.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v7-i12/3705
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Regional; Input-output model; East Malaysia; RAS technique; Multipliers
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 02:55
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 02:55
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59255
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