A Study on Governance Mechanisms for Cross-border Shipping Business in Lancang–Mekong River Basin

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Komonchanh Phetasa
Zhang Yang


In the context of the “Belt and Road Initiative”, the Lancang-Mekong cooperation mechanism has integrated “the interconnection” into five directions of cooperation, which puts forward new requirements for shipping management of the Basin. Based on the mixed governance theory, we propose “mixed governance mechanism”, which is to use different governance methods including the bureaucracy, market and network governance styles to solve the
corresponding problems in different stages of cross-border shipping development in the basin. The mechanism is designed from four levels: central government, local government, market, and society. Besides, the mechanism gives more reasonable jurisdiction to wading enterprises, citizens, non-governmental organizations, media and other non-government entities to overcome the dilemma of cross-border shipping cooperation. Keywords : Lancang-Mekong river basin, cross-border cooperation, shipping resources, governance mechanism


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