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Cambodian bicycle firms face bump in the road

Graham Watson

9th December 2019

This BBC article looks at how human rights intersects with economic issues.

Cambodia has started to develop a successful bike building industry; however, increasing levels of concern about the authoritarian nature of the government mean that it might struggle to continue to both attract foreign investment, as a result of the 'brand' being tainted.

It highlights the importance of ethical concerns in determining trade patterns and trade relationships, and, from a Cambodian perspective it also highlights how institutions are important in fostering development.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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