Handbook of Markets and Economies East Asia Southeast Asia Australia New Zealand

Handbook of Markets and Economies  East Asia  Southeast Asia  Australia  New Zealand

East and Southeast Asia is a vast and complex region. Its countries have a bewildering array of histories, demographics, economic structures, cultural backgrounds, and global marketing potential. This Handbook unravels the mystery.

Author: Anthony Pecotich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315498768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 728

View: 131

East and Southeast Asia is a vast and complex region. Its countries have a bewildering array of histories, demographics, economic structures, cultural backgrounds, and global marketing potential. This Handbook unravels the mystery. Each chapter is written by a country specialist and provides a thorough and up-to-date analysis of one of the ESEA countries. Each author follows a consistent model and covers geography and natural resources, the political system, the economic system, the social system, and the marketing environment. Complete chapters are devoted to: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (North and South), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Not just a review of current conditions, the Handbook offers prognoses for future marketing and commercial activity in each country. This definitive resource is generously illustrated with maps, figures, and tables, and includes comprehensive references and source materials for each country. It is an essential reference for students, researchers, and practitioners in the global economy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Essays in Honor of Professor Shinichi Ichimura

Essays in Honor of Professor Shinichi Ichimura

This volume reflects the wide range of development issues and problems of the economies of East and Southeast Asia whose dynamic performances have caught the attention of many around the world.

Author: Shin'ichi Ichimura

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian

ISBN: 9813035633

Category: ASEAN countries

Page: 340

View: 709

Categories: ASEAN countries

Economic Development in East and Southeast Asia

Economic Development in East and Southeast Asia

This volume reflects the wide range of development issues and problems of the economies of East and Southeast Asia whose dynamic performances have caught the attention of many around the world.

Author: Seiji Naya

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041597605

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 373

This volume reflects the wide range of development issues and problems of the economies of East and Southeast Asia whose dynamic performances have caught the attention of many around the world. It also serves to honour Professor Shinichi Ichimura for his dedication and many contributions to creating a better understanding of the development issues faced by the countries in the region. Both the editors and all of the contributors in this book have worked with Professor Ichimura at one time or another.
Categories: Business & Economics

Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia

Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia

This book provides a glimpse into the different emergent borderland prototypes in East and Southeast Asia, with illustrative cases and discussions.

Author: Yuk Wah Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351600958

Category: Social Science

Page: 116

View: 907

This book provides a glimpse into the different emergent borderland prototypes in East and Southeast Asia, with illustrative cases and discussions. Asia has contained a number of reactivated border zones since the end of the Cold War, borders which have witnessed ever greater human activity, concerning trade, commerce, tourism, and other forms of money-related activities such as shopping, gambling and job-seeking. Through seven borderland cases, the contributors to this volume analyse how the changing political economy and the regional and international politics of Asia have shaped and reshaped borderland relations and produced a few essential prototypes of borderland in Asia, such as reopened borders and re-activated economic zones; reintegrated but "separated" border cities; porous borderlands; and abstruse borderlands. This book aims to bring about further discussions of borderland development and governance, and how these actually inform and shape state-state and state-city relations across borders and regional politics. This book was originally published as a special issue of Asian Anthropology.
Categories: Social Science

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

The objective of this book is to provide a more complete cross-country discussion on the economic issues and problems facing Southeast Asia.

Author: Chong Yah Lim

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789813101050

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 690

Southeast Asia is going through tremendous changes. The market-oriented economies of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand have been showing robust growth, particularly before the Asian financial crisis of 1997/98. The transitional economies of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam are also exhibiting signs of economic awakening and revival after years of internal political and social turmoil. Despite these encouraging signs, the region still has a long road ahead to achieve developed nation status. Southeast Asia: The Long Road Ahead is a serious and concise study on various important economic aspects of Southeast Asia. Existing economic studies on the region are mainly topical in nature. Most of the publications only attempt to offer a partial treatment of the issues and fail to examine these issues in a holistic manner. The objective of this book is to provide a more complete cross-country discussion on the economic issues and problems facing Southeast Asia. Besides critically examining the multiple facets of changes and problems that have been and will be encountered by Southeast Asia, the book also presents a lucid exposition on the prospects of the region. However, it does not stop there. It moves on to provide pointers and suggestions on how Southeast Asian countries should proceed with their development options and processes. The book should be of interest to economists, graduate students on Southeast Asia and all those who want to have a better knowledge and understanding of the important Southeast Asian region. In this latest edition, data were updated and new emerging trends explored. A significant portion of the text was redrafted so as to make this edition more compact and concise than the earlier ones. New “Suggested Discussion Topics” are added, and contemporary issues such as the Global Financial Tsunami, Asian economic integration and Michael Spence's World Bank Report are also dealt with. Sample Chapter(s) Chapter 1: The Land and Its History (362 KB) Chapter 2: Economic Diversity (354 KB) Chapter 3: Agriculture: Rice (341 KB) Request Inspection Copy
Categories: Business & Economics

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

"This is an important and up-to-date (including a chapter on the Asian financial crisis and recovery) book by a most pre-eminent economist, who does not only have a distinguished academic career but also actual policy involvement at a high ...

Author: Chong-Yah Lim

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9810246080

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 255

"This is an important and up-to-date (including a chapter on the Asian financial crisis and recovery) book by a most pre-eminent economist, who does not only have a distinguished academic career but also actual policy involvement at a high level. The book mixes accurate description with interesting theoretical analysis (notably the author's theories of EGOIN, Triple C, and the S Curve) and sensible policy recommendations." Professor Yew-Kwang Ng Professor of Economics, Department of Economics Monash University, Melbourne, Australia "This is an important study of the economies of South-East Asia. Professor Lim draws upon many years of research and experience to make comparisons between countries and to track changes over time. His title reflects his optimism but also his caution. Much has been done. Much remains to be done. There is a long road ahead before the countries of South-East Asia can look back on their achievements and say that they are fully developed at last." Professor David Reisman Visiting Professor of Economics Nanyang Technological University, Singapore "This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Southeast Asia's economic progress and prospects. Written by one of the region's most distinguished development economists, the book will be welcomed by graduate students and researchers and by policy-makers in the region, all of whom will learn much from this authoritative and insightful volume." Professor Colin Kirkpatrick Professor of Economics and Director Institute for Development Policy and Management The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom "There are very few economists in Southeast Asia today who can writeauthoritatively about Southeast Asian economies, and Professor Lim is prominently one among these few. The book leads the readers through more than 40 years of postwar development to the present day where many of these Southeast Asian nations are recovering from the recent devastating economic crisis. Professor Lim's insights into the economic history and development of countries in Southeast Asia make the readers feel comfortable to go through the book quickly. After finishing it, most of us should feel confident that Southeast Asia is still a unique region, and despite the current economic crisis, there is still great economic future for Southeast Asians." Dr Medhi Krongkaew Professor of Economics and Director Institute of East Asian Studies Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand "Southeast Asia has gone a long way to what it has become today. It has yet to travel another long road ahead to becoming an economically developed region. The author has successfully described the region's milestones and obstacles, both in looking back and in looking into the future. It also offers a useful theoretical construct to prescribe and predict Southeast Asia's development process. The book is to date the most comprehensive treatment of Southeast Asia as an economic region. It is even more valuable as it is written by an insider to the region and its development problems. This is the textbook the region has been waiting for. In fact, it is a book for every interested person to read." Dr Hadi Soesastro Executive Director Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Jakarta, Indonesia " it is very well written and thoroughly researched. The volume clearly achievesthe author's stated intention of providing a useful book to both graduate and undergraduate students whose academic foci is on Southeast Asia, and to policy-makers and others who are interested in policy options in the ten ASEAN countries this reviewer recommends the book enthusiastically and without reservation." ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Dec 2001
Categories: Business & Economics

Tourism in South and Southeast Asia

Tourism in South and Southeast Asia

'Tourism in South and South East Asia' is the first tourism book to deal comprehensively with the implications of the Asian economic crisis for tourism.

Author: C. Michael Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136002250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 245

'Tourism in South and South East Asia' is a comprehensive and solid introduction to tourism in South and South East Asia with a specific appeal both to institutions in the region, and other institutions who wish to expose students to one of the most dynamic tourism regions in the world. Despite downturns in outbound tourism (due to the current economic crisis), inbound tourism from outside the region has continued to increase with governments placing more emphasis on the economic significance of tourism than ever. 'Tourism in South and South East Asia' is the first tourism book to deal comprehensively with the implications of the Asian economic crisis for tourism. With South and South East Asia set to be the fastest growing area of tourism activity in the world well into the next century, 'Tourism in South and South East Asia' is an essential text for students both within and outside of this region. Dealing with concepts, themes and issues which are pertinent to tourism development, planning, marketing and management; these two internationally known authors have produced an authoritative text that covers all aspects of this topic through the use of illustrative and relevant case studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Addressing the latest issues and developments relating to Southeast Asia, this book also presents the indigenous culture, external forces, population and settlement characteristics, and economic patterns of the region.

Author: Thomas R. Leinbach

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822028158020

Category: History

Page: 594

View: 601

This comprehensive survey of Southeast Asia addresses the specific problems related to the uneven economic development of the region versus the rest of the world and within the context of the geography, history, culture, society, and economics of that region. While the emphasis is on the present, it examines the past as a means of understanding current patterns. Addressing the latest issues and developments relating to Southeast Asia, this book also presents the indigenous culture, external forces, population and settlement characteristics, and economic patterns of the region. The book covers a wide range of settings and conditions, from the chaos and isolation of the politics in Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia to the economic development in Singapore. It also presents the inequality and poverty in nations where economic progress has been recorded. An essential resource for anyone doing business in Southeast Asia, or traveling to the region.
Categories: History

Southeast Asia Transformed

Southeast Asia Transformed

Southeast Asia, with a total population of 520 million, remains a region characterized by fragmentation, diversity, and considerable internal conflict despite the unifying influence of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), ...

Author: Chia Lin Sien

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812301178

Category: Political Science

Page: 452

View: 124

Southeast Asia, with a total population of 520 million, remains a region characterized by fragmentation, diversity, and considerable internal conflict despite the unifying influence of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), formed some thirty-five years ago. In the new millennium, it has lost the distinction of being one of the worlds faster growing group of economies since the 1997 financial crisis. While it has benefited from the winds of globalization, it has now to cope with the painful adjustments to problems that stem from the inadequacies of good governance and structural changes.
Categories: Political Science

Food Supplies and the Japanese Occupation in South East Asia

Food Supplies and the Japanese Occupation in South East Asia

The Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia between 1941 and 1945 brought with it severe food shortages, largely arising from organizational failures and inadequate transportation. the nine essays in this volume examine the situation in food ...

Author: Paul H. Kratoska

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349269395

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 927

The Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia between 1941 and 1945 brought with it severe food shortages, largely arising from organizational failures and inadequate transportation. the nine essays in this volume examine the situation in food exporting countries such as Burma, Thailand and Vietnam, in food deficit areas such as Malaya, the Philippines and Java, and in Sarawak which was largely self-sufficient. Two essays examine in detail the famine that struck the Tonkin area of northern Vietnam in 1945.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Southeast Asia Handbook

The Southeast Asia Handbook

The Regional Handbooks of Economic Development series provides accessible overviews of countries within their larger domestic and international contexts, focusing on the relations among regions as they meet the challenges of the twenty ...

Author: Patrick Heenan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136640919

Category: Reference

Page: 350

View: 630

The Regional Handbooks of Economic Development series provides accessible overviews of countries within their larger domestic and international contexts, focusing on the relations among regions as they meet the challenges of the twenty first century. The series allows the non-specialist student to explore a wide range of complex factors-social and political as well as economic-that affect the growth of developing regions in Asia, Europe, and South America. Each Handbook provides an overview chapter discussing the region's economic conditions within an historical and political context, as well as 20 or more chapter-length essays written by recognized experts, which analyze the key issues affecting a region's economy: its population, natural resources, foreign trade, labor problems, and economic inequalities, and other vital factors. In addition, the volumes offer useful support materials, including a series of appendices that include a detailed chronology of events in the region, a glossary of terms, biographical entries on key personalities, an annotated bibliography of further reading, and a comprehensive analytical index.
Categories: Reference

The Political Economy of Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia

The Political Economy of Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia

This is the first book in several years to review the foreign policies of major Southeast Asian states and the first ever to include those frequently neglected smaller states.

Author: David Wurfel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349208135

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

View: 646

This is the first book in several years to review the foreign policies of major Southeast Asian states and the first ever to include those frequently neglected smaller states. It is also unique in the editors' adherence to a new comparative framework which attempts to weave together the earlier literature on comparative foreign policy analysis and current concepts of political economy. Comparative foreign policy studies are introduced by three distinguished scholars in that field. A general survey of international relations in Southeast Asia then precedes the country chapters, all authored by experienced specialists. A concluding chapter attempts to identify the emerging patterns of Southeast Asian foreign policy and suggest explanations for them.
Categories: Business & Economics

Social Change in Southeast Asia

Social Change in Southeast Asia

Written by a team of specialists from the fields of development studies, sociology and political economy, the book looks at some of the fundamental problems facing South East Asia by addressing the following issues: the social ...

Author: Johannes Dragsbaek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UCSC:32106014659103

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 660

Provides a comprehensive and in-depth examination of the ongoing process of development and societal transformation in a dynamic region of the Third World. Written by a team of specialists from the fields of development studies, sociology and political economy, the book looks at some of the fundamental problems facing South East Asia by addressing the following issues: the social constellations; class, culture and political legitimation; and industrialisation and labour regulation.
Categories: Social Science

The Moral Economy of the Peasant

The Moral Economy of the Peasant

I think the central thesis is correct and compelling.”—Clifford Geertz “In this major work, … Scott views peasants as political and moral actors defending their values as well as their individual security, making his book vital to ...

Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300185553

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 793

James C. Scott places the critical problem of the peasant household—subsistence—at the center of this study. The fear of food shortages, he argues persuasively, explains many otherwise puzzling technical, social, and moral arrangements in peasant society, such as resistance to innovation, the desire to own land even at some cost in terms of income, relationships with other people, and relationships with institutions, including the state. Once the centrality of the subsistence problem is recognized, its effects on notions of economic and political justice can also be seen. Scott draws from the history of agrarian society in lower Burma and Vietnam to show how the transformations of the colonial era systematically violated the peasants’ “moral economy” and created a situation of potential rebellion and revolution. Demonstrating keen insights into the behavior of people in other cultures and a rare ability to generalize soundly from case studies, Scott offers a different perspective on peasant behavior that will be of interest particularly to political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, and Southeast Asianists. “The book is extraordinarily original and valuable and will have a very broad appeal. I think the central thesis is correct and compelling.”—Clifford Geertz “In this major work, … Scott views peasants as political and moral actors defending their values as well as their individual security, making his book vital to an understanding of peasant politics.”—Library Journal James C. Scott is professor of political science at Yale University.
Categories: Business & Economics

Environments of the Poor in Southeast Asia East Asia and the Pacific

Environments of the Poor in Southeast Asia  East Asia and the Pacific

This book provides examples of possible triple-win solutions for simultaneously reducing poverty, raising the quality of the environment, and adapting to climate change.

Author: Aris Ananta

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9789814519755

Category: Nature

Page:

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This book provides examples of possible triple-win solutions for simultaneously reducing poverty, raising the quality of the environment, and adapting to climate change. The book provides empirical evidence and observations from sixteen case studies in Southeast and East Asia, and from the Pacific. It argues that a spatial approach focussing on the environments in which the poor and vulnerable live, would trigger changes for development policies and implementation that better balance environmental and social concerns. In line with the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda, emphasizing integrated development approaches for the slum poor, the upland poor, the dryland poor, the coastal poor, and the flood-affected wetland poor, would also bring the environment and poverty agenda closer. The book emerged from a cooperation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in partnership with experts from research institutes and think-tanks in the Asian region.
Categories: Nature

Electronic Tigers of Southeast Asia

Electronic Tigers of Southeast Asia

The first book in the new International Topics in Media series.

Author: Drew O. McDaniel

Publisher: Iowa State Press

ISBN: UOM:39015055469301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 172

The first book in the new International Topics in Media series. This timely and important supplementary text investigates the fundamental changes in the political and economic landscape of Southeast Asia resulting from communication technologies developed in the last 20 years. Technology changes in information media have gradually taken away political leaders' ability to manage public opinion. McDaniel, a knowledgeable media scholar with experience in Asia, relates how firmly entrenched leaders such as Marcos and Suharto lost public confidence and were replaced due in part to their loss of information control. Electronic Tigers, while focusing on the events and trends of Southeast Asia, exemplifies how technological change impacts media and politics worldwide. McDaniel insightfully traces: -- Evolution in electronic media and its tight controls, strict regulations and censorship in favor of political leaders of Southeast Asia. -- Criticism of opposing political leaders and Western criticism of censorship and control. -- Growth and impact of Internet, cable broadcasting, multimedia and related technologies As a supplemental text, research tool, or contemporary history, Electronic Tigers of Southeast Asia provides rare insight into the increasingly politically and economically important part of the world.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines