1st Edition

The Economic Development of Bangladesh in the Asian Century Prospects and Perspectives

    286 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    314 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explains the macro-drivers of growth behind the economic development of Bangladesh.

    Few countries in the developing world have shown as exciting a promise of economic prosperity as Bangladesh. The promising nature of the Bangladeshi economy raises interesting questions pertaining to whether good governance may lead to sustained economic growth. This book looks at the strategic interventions on macro-level, specifically the policy interventions.

    This book will be a useful reference to making sense how economic transformation can be strengthened through state-sponsored activities and how states can inculcate a culture of innovation which can be regarded as one of the underpinnings of economic growth.

    Introduction (Quamrul Alam, Atiur Rahman and Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam)  Part 1: Macroeconomic transformations and Future Business Opportunities  1. Macroeconomic Transformation of Bangladesh: Investment Potentials (Atiur Rahman)  2. Bilateral Trade Relation between Bangladesh and Australia (S. M. Mahfuzur Rahman and Hazera Akter)  3. Foreign Direct Investment of Australia in Bangladesh (S. M. Mahfuzur Rahman and Fahmida Mostafiz)  4. Strategic Management Incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility: Towards Greater Organizational Competitiveness of Ready-made Garments Industry in Bangladesh (Rumana Parveen Annie)  Part 2: Banking and Financial Sector to support Future Business opportunities  5. Open Public financial management: Issues and challenges in an emerging economy (Mahfuzul Hoque, Salah Uddin Rajib and Mahmuda Akter)  6. Ek-Shop and E-business Development in Rural Bangladesh (Mohammad Tareq and Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam)  7. State of Formal and Informal Credit Markets in Rural Bangladesh. (Md. Main Uddin)  Part 3: Capacity Building for Economic and Social Development  8. Catalysing the Entrepreneurial Spirit in a Developmental State: Examining the Innovative Behaviour of Public Managers in Bangladesh (Quamrul Alam, Shibaab Rahman and Sharif Rasel)  9. Capacity Building and Public Sector Planning in Bangladesh (Rizwan Khair and Asif M. Shahan)  10. Power Generation and Regional Development in South Asia (Quamrul Alam and Firoz Alam)  11. Extended Social Franchising of Village Doctors for Improving Quality of Health Services in the Rural Areas of Bangladesh (Suman Reza and Quamrul Alam)  12. Conclusion: The Macroeconomic Picture of Economic Growth and Relevant Initiatives in Bangladesh (Quamrul Alam)


    Quamrul Alam is a Professor of International Business and Strategy, School of Business and Law at Central Queensland University, Melbourne, Australia.

    Atiur Rahman is Professor (Honorary) and Bangabandhu Chair, Department of Development Studies, the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam is Professor, Department of Finance and Banking, and Dean, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, and Guest Professor, Sichuan University, Sichuan Sheng, China.