Manufacturing Competitiveness in Asia: How Internationally Competitive National Firms and Industries Developed in East Asia, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Manufacturing Competitiveness in Asia

How Internationally Competitive National Firms and Industries Developed in East Asia, 1st Edition

Edited by Jomo K. S.


236 pages

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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.

About the Editor

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of the growth economies of Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General