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ASEAN 4.0: What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for regional economic integration?

This paper focuses on the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to a set of highly disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, blockchain and 3D printing, that are transforming social, economic and political systems and putting huge pressure on leaders and policy-makers to respond.

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Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
  • Economy and commerce
  • Industries
  • Science and technology
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
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Author (corporate) World Economic Forum
Co-author (coorporate) Asian Development Bank
Publication date 2017
Keywords industry 4.0,economic integration
Date uploaded March 13, 2018, 09:11 (UTC)
Date modified March 19, 2018, 06:04 (UTC)