1st Edition

International Economic Development Leading Issues and Challenges

Edited By Tony Fu-Lai Yu, Yuen Wai-Kee, Diana Kwan Copyright 2014
    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    286 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Written by experts in their respective areas, this book is an excellent review of theories, policies and empirical evidences on important topics in global economic development. The book is both a superb teaching tool and a valuable handbook in development economics. The volume compiled 13 articles on contemporary issues influencing the world development. The book covers issues ranging from global financial crisis, the rise of China and the world economic order, multinational corporations, sweat factories and social responsibilities to Japan's nuclear meltdown and sustainable development.

    The book highlights the impacts of globalization on human well-being and examines the relationship between developed and developing economies in the global perspective. With cases and box illustration, this book is an essential reader for undergraduate students in economic development, international development and development economics. It is also a great reference for more advanced students, as well as a very useful guide to policymakers and practitioners interested in recent advances in global development.


    1. Global Financial Crisis, Gary Moon Cheung Shiu  2. China and the World Economic Order, Thomas W. K. Yuen and Joe F. K. Wong  3. Freedom versus the State in Economic Development, K. Y. Woo  4. Globalization and the Role of Multinationals, Raymond W. M. Yeung  5. Energy Sources, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Rita Y. M. Li  6. World's Income Inequality and Poverty Alleviation, Che Cheong Poon and Richard Cheung Lam  7. Social Development and Health, Yu-Chen Kuo and Jia-Huey Lin  8. Religion, Culture and Political Conflicts, Diana S. Kwan and Fu-Lai Tony Yu  9. Pirate Production, Intellectual Property and Informal Sector in Developing Economies, Simon Chien-Yuan Chen  10. Happiness and Well-being, Thomas W. K. Yuen, Mark Greene and W.L. Chu  11. The Roles of International Organizations and NGOs, Ho-Don Yan 


    Fu-Lai Tony Yu obtained his PhD from the University of New South Wales (ADFA). He taught at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Monash University (Australia) and Feng Chia University (Taiwan). He is currently Professor of economics at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. His research interests include entrepreneurship, small and medium sized enterprises, Austrian economics, governmental economics and Asian business systems. His latest books are Entrepreneurship and Taiwan’s Economic Dynamics, Heidelberg: Springer, 2012; New Perspectives on Economic Development: A Human Agency Approach, Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2011.

    Wai-Kee Yuen obtained his PhD from the University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Associate Head of the Department of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Shue Yan University. His research interests are in happiness and social well-being. He is the co-editor of the book entitled, Economy and Society in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Studies in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Institutions, Hong Kong: Ovis Press, 2012. His papers had appeared in The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, The Chinese Economy and Asian Economic Review.

    Diana S. Kwan obtained her bachelor degree from the University of Salford and master degree from the University of Manchester. She is currently a project coordinator in the Office of Educational Services, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are in social identity, global politics, conflict and resolution. She had published articles in Journal of Chinese Political Science, Social Identities, International Journal of Development and Conflict, Journal of Global Business Advancement, Asian Profile: An International Journal, Frontiers in Business Research in China.

    ‘The essays in this book are well written, free from mathematical hassles and highly readable. It is a superb reference for policy makers, students and scholars in international economic development, globalization, political economy, economic history, international relations, global politics, public administration, technology and society.’Yizheng Shi, Professor of School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong