This volume was conceived to further the understanding of the transformation of the Taiwan economy over the past four decades and thus to throw light on issues in development theory and policy, especially for other developing economies. It is built on the micro foundation of a series of enterprise field studies which were conducted by a consortium of eight Taiwan universities under the auspices of Taiwan's National Science Council. Although Taiwan's status as one of the "four dragons" and a rapidly growing Asian Pacific economy is well understood, information on its development remains relatively scarce. Publications of most international organizations rarely include Taiwan as an entity, and scholarly analysis of the causes of the Taiwan miracle are often speculative. Those based on empirical research are by and large at the macro level; few are based on field studies of one of the most critical factors - Taiwan's enterprises. This volume aims to fill the void and goes a long way toward developing a micro perspective on this important economy.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures -- Preface -- Overview -- 1. Taiwan’s Economic Development and Its Relation to the International Environment/John C. H. Fei -- 2. Taiwan in International Perspective/Alice H. Amsden -- 3. Taiwan’s Economic Relations with Mainland China/N. T. Wang -- 4. Shaping Taiwan’s Future Yuan-Li Wi -- 5. Taiwan’s Strategy for Creating Competitive Advantage: The Role of the State in Managing Foreign Technology/Denis Fred Simon -- 6. Liberalization and Globalization of the Financial Market/Christina Y. Liu -- 7. The Development of Taiwan’s Machine Tool Industry/Stephen D. H. Tsai -- 8. The Dynamic Cooperaion Between Government and Enterprise: The DeveLopment of Taiwan’s Integrated Circuit Industry/Se-Hwa Wu -- 9. The Development of Taiwan’s Personal Computer Industry/Chung-Chau Chang -- 10. Internationalization of Taiwan’s Toy Industry/Cheng-Nan Chen -- 1 1. Strategy for Technology Development of Taiwan’s Automobile Industry: A Case Study of Yeu-Tyan Machinery Company/Shyh-Bao Lai -- 12. Microtek International: A Successful Niche Finder -- Yih Heng Chou and Wei Shui Tsai -- 13. 7-Eleven in Taiwan/Shuei-S hen Liu -- 14. The Aurora Group/Bin g-Eng Wu -- 15. Globalization with Self-Owned Brands: The Case of Hongsor/Dah Hsian Seetoo -- Index -- Contributors.