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Routledge Library Editions: Business and Economics in Asia


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This set examines a vast range of topics covering all experiences of business and economics from across Asia. Dealing with early banking systems in China; the industrialisation of Korea and Taiwan; the evolution of Japanese business practices; economic development; protectionist policies; industrial investment; trade; tourism; and a host of other topics, the books collected here form a vital reference resource across a wide subject area.

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Business Transformation in China

Business Transformation in China

1st Edition

Edited By Henri-Claude De Bettignies
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1996, provides an in-depth examination of China’s changing business environment as it continues to develop its business infrastructure. Leading experts from Asia and Europe present their research into developments in China. Issues include political evolution, foreign ...

China Trade Agreements Second Edition, Revised

China Trade Agreements: Second Edition, Revised

1st Edition

By Thomas C.W. Chiu
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1988, examines the nature of trade agreements with Chinese companies, and is divided into three parts which are arranged in accordance with the stages of development: from a trade talk to the final stage of a contract. At the time, China trade was mainly a kind of ...

Chinese Business Enterprise in Asia

Chinese Business Enterprise in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown
March 10, 2020

This volume, first published in 1995, looks at the development of Chinese business and management practices across Asia from the late nineteenth century. Experts examine how familism and informal networks have contributed to Chinese entrepreneurial success. They demonstrate how effective these ...

Economic Development Patterns, Inflations, and Distributions With Application to Korea (ROK) and Taiwan (ROC)

Economic Development Patterns, Inflations, and Distributions: With Application to Korea (ROK) and Taiwan (ROC)

1st Edition

By Byung Ok Lim
March 10, 2020

The focal point of this study, first published in 1991, is to investigate the effect of growth patterns on inflation and the distribution of income through inductive examination of the particular experiences in Korea and Taiwan. Both countries are regarded as models of successful industrialization,...

Economic Man in Sha Tin Vegetable Gardeners in a Hong Kong Valley

Economic Man in Sha Tin: Vegetable Gardeners in a Hong Kong Valley

1st Edition

By Göran Aijmer
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1980, is a study of how refugee immigrants from China make a living as market gardeners in a valley in Hong Kong. Based on extensive field-work, it examines various aspects of economic life; the discussion concerns the adaptations necessitated on the part of the ...

Global Business Asia-Pacific Dimensions

Global Business: Asia-Pacific Dimensions

1st Edition

Edited By Erdener Kaynak, Kam-Hon Lee
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1989, examines the practice of international business in the Asia-Pacific region. It examines the factors which have influenced its growth and dissemination and analyses particular elements in a transnational, cross-cultural and comparative way. By relating its ...

Greater China Political Economy, Inward Investment and Business Culture

Greater China: Political Economy, Inward Investment and Business Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Chris Rowley, Mark Lewis
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1996, focuses on the possible (but problematic) emergence of a so-called ‘Greater China’ encompassing mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and the economic reforms, inward investment, spatial disparities, and changes to business culture that would ensue. The ...

Industrial Harmony in Modern Japan The Invention of a Tradition

Industrial Harmony in Modern Japan: The Invention of a Tradition

1st Edition

By W. Dean Kinzley
March 10, 2020

Economic success in Japan has been attributed to the existence of harmonious labour-management relations. This book, first published in 1991, argues that this unique ‘culture of harmony’ was consciously invented and developed over the last century. A semi-bureaucratic organization called the ...

Innovation and Technology Transfer in Japan and Europe Industry-Academic Interactions

Innovation and Technology Transfer in Japan and Europe: Industry-Academic Interactions

1st Edition

By Glyn O. Phillips
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1989, compares, contrasts and evaluates the nature, scale and direction of industry-academic interactions in Britain and Japan: the conversion of academic discoveries into practical products. Japan shows its outstanding ability to translate scientific ideas into high ...

Japan and Protection The Growth of Protectionist Sentiment and the Japanese Response

Japan and Protection: The Growth of Protectionist Sentiment and the Japanese Response

1st Edition

By Syed Javed Maswood
March 10, 2020

In the 1980s, the extent of Japanese export penetration into other Western economies, particularly the USA, became a matter of international concern. There were demands for Japan to reciprocate on imports, for the Japanese market to be 'opened up' and, by some people, for sanctions or a trade war ...

Japan's Economic Challenge A Bibliographic Sourcebook

Japan's Economic Challenge: A Bibliographic Sourcebook

1st Edition

By Michael Keresztesi, Gary R. Cocozzoli
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1988, assembles a key pool of references in English to help study the ‘Japanese economic challenge’ of the 1980s. Collectively, these writings chronicle the historical, social and cultural background of Japan’s spectacular industrial take-off. They describe, analyse ...

Japanese Business Down Under Patterns of Japanese Investment in Australia

Japanese Business Down Under: Patterns of Japanese Investment in Australia

1st Edition

By David W. Edgington
March 10, 2020

The first comprehensive study of post-war Japanese transnational corporations in Australia, this book, first published in 1990, gives valuable insights into the particular characteristics of Japanese overseas investment. It looks at how, where and why Japanese corporations have set up their ...

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