1st Edition

Manufacturing Competitiveness in Asia How Internationally Competitive National Firms and Industries Developed in East Asia

Edited By K. S. Jomo Copyright 2003
    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    There are competing theories to explain the reasons behind the international competitiveness of manufacturing in Asia. Analysing these different theories will bring important lessons, not just for Asia, but for developing economies the world over.
    This lucid book studies industries and firms in East Asia and examines the major determinants of their economic performance. With contributions from such leading thinkers as Ha-Joon Chang and Rajah Rasiah, the book covers such themes as:
    *industrial policy and East Asia
    *Taiwan's information technology industry
    *The role of the government in technological capability building
    Manufacturing Competitiveness in Asia touches on many important themes and issues and as such will be of great interest to students, academics and policy-makers involved in industrial economics, international trade and Asian studies.

    1. Jomo K. S. with Ken Togo Introduction2. Ha-Joon Chang Industrial Policy and East Asia: The Miracle, The Crisis and The Future3. Park Eul Yong Behind Posco's Success: The Role of Government in Technological Capability Building4. Wu Rong-I and Tseng Mind-Shen Taiwan's Information Technology Industry5. Jomo K. S., Rajah Rasiah, Rokiah Alavi and Jaya Gopal Industrial Policy and the Emergence of Internationally Comeptitive Manufacturing Firms in Malaysia6. Patcharee Siroros and Wilaiwan Wannitikul with Medhi Krongkaew Economic Policy and Selective Industrial Development in Thailand: The Thai Gems and Jewellery Industry and the Siam Cement Group


    Jomo K. S.. is Professor in the Applied Economics Department of the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Another of his books, Southeast Asian Paper Tigers? is also published by Routledge in 2003.