Paths to Development in Asia

Author: Tuong Vu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489011
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Why have some states in the developing world been more successful at facilitating industrialization than others? Challenging theories that privilege industrial policy and colonial legacies, this book focuses on state structure and the politics of state formation, arguing that a cohesive state structure is as important to developmental success as effective industrial policy. Based on a comparison of six Asian cases, including both capitalist and socialist states with varying structural cohesion, Tuong Vu proves that it is state formation politics rather than colonial legacies that have had decisive and lasting impacts on the structures of emerging states. His cross-national comparison of South Korea, Vietnam, Republican and Maoist China, and Sukarno's and Suharto's Indonesia, which is augmented by in-depth analyses of state formation processes in Vietnam and Indonesia, is an important contribution to understanding the dynamics of state formation and economic development in Asia.

Uneven Paths of Development

Author: Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848446144
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Why have East Asian countries grown so fast and the African countries so slowly for the last quarter century, even though many in the two groups at the beginning of the period had similar income levels? The authors provide an original, thoughtful and extremely insightful approach to this question by considering the experience of the two groups of countries in relation to the development of the information hardware industry. The results of this investigation are fascinating and thoroughly convincing. This volume makes a brilliant path breaking contribution to development economics and thoroughly deserves to be and will be widely read. Ajit Singh, University of Cambridge and University of Birmingham Business School, UK This book represents an important step forward towards understanding why some countries and regions are successful in catching-up with the rich part of the world while others tend to have great difficulties in doing so. It represents a very happy marriage between the literature on economic development and the literature on innovation and learning. At the end of the book a series of thoughtful recommendations for innovation policy are presented. This volume should be recommended to students and practitioners involved in understanding and promoting economic development. Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Aalborg University, Denmark and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China In recent years there has been a revolution in studies of economic development. The heart of successful development is seen as the growing mastery by firms of the technological, organizational, and managerial capabilities needed to be effective in a field of economic activity. In turn learning by firms is seen as strongly dependent upon the institutional structures that mold how they operate. And effective institutions are seen as often sectoral specific. The achievement of successful development thus requires that a nation put in place the appropriate institutions. This fine book is an important addition to this literature. Richard R. Nelson, Columbia University, US The authors demonstrate a good understanding of the theoretical scholarship which they have used competently in building up the intellectual foundations for analyzing the sources of uneven paths of development cross countries in Africa and Asia. Drawing on country data and experiences, the book offers evidence-based policy lessons relevant for learning to innovate and to catch-up in a complex process of industrial, technological and organizational changes at the firm- and sectoral-levels. This book deserves to be read by all those concerned with technology and development. Kande Yumkella, UNIDO This book focuses on what can be learned from the complex processes of industrial, technological and organizational change in the sectoral system of information hardware (IH). The IH innovation system is deliberately chosen to illustrate how sectors act as seeds of economic progress. Detailed firm-level studies were carried out in seven countries, three in Africa (Nigeria, Mauritius and South Africa) and four in Asia (China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia). Bringing together two important areas of research (the scholarship on technology, innovation and learning, and the development literature) this book creates a useful and novel framework for understanding development, and draws very strong policy lessons for latecomer countries. It will be of great interest to graduate students working on evolutionary economics, science and technology policy studies, as well as policymakers and research institutes.

Cyberpath to Development in Asia

Author: Sandhya Rao
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275969318
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Many Asian countries are achieving remarkable success in closing what researchers call "the digital divide" between developing and developed nations, while others continue to struggle. This collection of essays sheds light on the various ways in which the Internet has been harnessed and seen as an opportunity and also the extent to which it has been curbed as a threat. This book fills an urgent need, revealing how the technological revolution has spread, and is spreading, throughout diverse nations.

Diverging Paths of Development in Central Asia

Author: Gül Berna Özcan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351739425
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Newly gained sovereignty, uneven penetration of neo-liberal ideals and the growth of disparate capitalist markets have elicited varied responses in Central Asia. What does development mean for the political class and for ordinary citizens? What are the effects of new capitalist institutions and markets? What impact did western development blueprints and external donor engagement leave in the region? This book illuminates the diverse realities of post-Soviet development in Central Asia through a multidisciplinary prism. The contributing articles are grounded in a range of social science disciplines including architecture, anthropology and geography. The analyses demonstrate how a synthesis of specialist knowledge from area studies and individual disciplinary methodologies can provide well-grounded critical positions on development. The book highlights the complexities of everyday routines of dispossession and coping strategies in the face of natural and manmade disasters. These experiences create deep moral anxieties under the debilitating effects of monetisation and marketisation of ordinary livelihoods, social ties and environmental resources. This book was originally published as a special issue of Central Asian Survey.

Diverse Development Paths and Structural Transformation in the Escape from Poverty

Author: Martin Andersson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191057177
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This volume analyzes the experiences of developing countries in Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa, and examines how they might catch up. Based on growth performance across the developing world over the last five decades, it offers a thorough account of the possibilities to engage in such processes in an increasingly globalized world. Together, the chapters highlight the diversity and variation of development pathways and provide valuable lessons and implications for how

Skill Formation Regimes in South Asia

Author: Markus Maurer
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631600207
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In the face of accelerated economic globalisation, many of the industries in economically less developed countries have become more technology-intensive. Skill formation processes, both inside and outside firms, are therefore changing. This study scrutinises such transformations by comparing - from the perspective of historical institutionalism - the skill formation regimes of the garment industries in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It sheds light on the differences between the trajectories of the in-firm skill formation regimes of the two countries, and reveals the important part that varying paths of educational development in both countries have played in shaping these trajectories. At the same time, the study shows how, in both countries, state-led skill formation regimes have been transformed not only by market forces and the growing importance of corporate business interests, but also by the social demand for educational credentials.

Faith in Asia s Poor

Author: Mae H. Esterline
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780819176905
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This book offers the brief biographies of ten dedicated men, of seven nationalities, who have introduced imaginative, easily applicable technologies to people of rural South, Southeast and Northeast Asia. Their unifying philosophy is that sustained social and economic progress can be achieved only through self-help. Includes a man in India planting forests, an Indonesian engineer developing water and fuel resources, an American missionary evolving a system of slope farming in the Philippines, and a Bangladeshi professor of economics organizing a banking system for the poor and landless in his country. Offers insight into the role of micro-economic programs in overall national developmental planning, and illustrates the need to build upon traditional patterns and strengthen the concept of self-help.

Globalization and the Evolving World Society

Author: Proshanta K. Nandi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004112476
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The present volume has brought together leading scholars in the field to examine the concept of globalization, deliberate on the character of its multifaceted nature and expressions, and delineate its impact on the emerging world economy, politics, culture, and science.

Climate Policy Assessment

Author: Mikiko Kainuma
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9784431702641
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The Asia–Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) brings together more than 20 computer simulation models for development and analysis of policy in such diverse fields as climate change mitigation, air pollution abatement, and ecosystem preservation. This first book in a series on the development of AIM focuses on climate change issues and the evaluation of policy options to stabilize the global climate. It presents an overview of the models developed to date, their structure, and the results and analyses presented to policymakers and researchers at the levels of individual Asian countries, the Asia–Pacific region, and the world at large. The contents vary in scope from local to global issues, with discussions of the effects of climate policies, cost analyses of climate policies with their effects on trade, and global scenario analyses. Also included are impact analyses and the effects of promoting environmental technologies.

Local Economic and Employment Development LEED Job rich Growth in Asia Strategies for Local Employment Skills Development and Social Protection

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264110984
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A joint OECD/ILO initiative, this book analyses local approaches in Asia to modernise labour markets and skills strategies and shows how local recovery is taking place through a combination of policy measures on employment creation, skills development and social protection.