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International Economic Development
Leading Issues and Challenges

ISBN 9781138687516
Published April 21, 2016 by Routledge
286 Pages

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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.


Table of Contents

1. Editors’ Introduction  Part I: Financial Crises, Globalization and the New World Order  2. Financial Crises and Government Regulations, Gary Moon Cheung Shiu and Kin-Ming Wong  3. China and the World Economic Order, Wai Kee Yuen and Joe Fuk Kin Wong  4. Globalization and the Role of Multinational Corporations, Paul K.C. Shum, Raymond W.M. Yeung, Joe Fuk Kin Wong and Wai Kee Yuen  5. Technological Catching-up in East Asia, Mei Chih Hu  6. Pirate Production, Intellectual Property and Informal Sector in Developing Economies, Simon Chien-Yuan Chen  Part II: Political, Religious and Social Conflicts  7. Economic Freedom and Economic Development, Kai Yin Woo and Alan Chan  8. Religion, Culture and Global Conflicts, Diana S. Kwan and Fu-Lai Tony Yu  9. Social Development and Health: Literacy, Human Trafficking, AIDS and Drug Abuse, Jia-Huey Lin and Yu-Chen Kuo  10. Energy Sources, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Rita Yi Man Li  Part III: Towards a Better World though Cooperation  11. Reducing World’s Income Inequality, Che Cheong Poon and Richard Cheung Lam  12. The Role of Intergovernmental Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Ho-Don Yan  13. Happiness and Well-being, Wai Kee Yuen, Mark Greene and Wan Ling Chu

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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