변경지역, 전환경제, 글로벌커피시장, 베트남 중부고원지대, frontier, transitional economies, global offee market, Central Highland of Vietnam
This study explores spatial and temporal evloution of Dak Lak as one of coffee frontiers in Vietnam. So far, many authiors have studied this region underthe framework of global-local interactions and emphasized the impacts from globla coffee market. However not only unique past situation as the underdeveloped fromtier and slso the interventions of Vietamese government for transforming her socio-eeonomic system have played not less pivotal role than the globla market in forging the present geography of Dak Lak. Under this logic, this study have traced restueturing in production system of state farms and smallholders` particpation in coffee farming. This study shows that various and unique localities as a frontier and specific situation accrued from transitional process has reflected in the present geography of coffee production in Dak Lak. Finally, this paper can be arguable to contribute some useful insights for understanding the evolution of coffee frontier in Vietnam.