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Institutional and Organizational Analysis - Concepts and Applications (Hardcover): Eric Alston, Lee J. Alston, Bernardo... Institutional and Organizational Analysis - Concepts and Applications (Hardcover)
Eric Alston, Lee J. Alston, Bernardo Mueller, Tomas Nonnenmacher
R1,612 R1,514 Discovery Miles 15 140 Save R98 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What explains the great variability in economic growth and political development across countries? Institutional and organizational analysis has developed since the 1970s into a powerful toolkit, which argues that institutions and norms rather than geography, culture, or technology are the primary causes of sustainable development. Institutions are rules that recognized authorities create and enforce. Norms are rules created by long-standing patterns of behavior, shared by people in a society or organization. They combine to play a role in all organizations, including governments, firms, churches, universities, gangs, and even families. This introduction to the concepts and applications of institutional and organizational analysis uses economic history, economics, law, and political science to inform its theoretical framework. Institutional and organizational analysis becomes the basis to show why the economic and political performance of countries worldwide have not converged, and reveals the lessons to be learned from it for business, law, and public policy.

Diversity in Economic Growth - Global Insights and Explanations (Hardcover): Gary McMahon, Hadi Salehi Esfahani, Lyn Squire Diversity in Economic Growth - Global Insights and Explanations (Hardcover)
Gary McMahon, Hadi Salehi Esfahani, Lyn Squire
R2,908 Discovery Miles 29 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Economists have long relied on cross-country regression analysis to identify the determinants of continued growth, but with only limited success. This book demonstrates the value of a different approach. The editors isolate three attributes that appear to be associated with long-term growth. First, whatever the form of the decision-making authority, all are ultimately subject to an element of political constraint: the population at large must eventually experience the benefits of growth if the authority is to remain in power. Broad-based growth is therefore required for growth to be sustained. Second, given the complexity and dynamism of the world, and our imperfect understanding of how it works, ideological rigidity will inevitably prove disastrous, whereas pragmatism and responsiveness to changing conditions and to ineffective policy initiatives are more likely to prolong growth. Third, unconventional substitutes can fill critical gaps while more formal institutions are being developed, thus hastening the growth process in the short run. Drawing on the knowledge and understanding of local circumstances of researchers from the case-study countries, this book will appeal to post-graduate students studying development; particularly poverty, trade, investment and migration. Development practitioners concerned with the impact of developed-country policies on poverty in the developing world will also find this a captivating read.

Understanding Economic Development - A Global Transition from Poverty to Prosperity? (Hardcover): Colin White Understanding Economic Development - A Global Transition from Poverty to Prosperity? (Hardcover)
Colin White
R2,715 Discovery Miles 27 150 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This fascinating book considers one of the most important problems in economics: the inception of modern economic development. There is at present no satisfactory explanation of the inception of modern economic development; an excessive focus on either pure theory or on unique histories limits the explanatory power. This book realises the need to integrate the two approaches, moving beyond the proximate causes of economic theory to review the role in an analytic narrative of significant ultimate causes - geography, risk environments, human capital, and institutions. Colin White distils the conclusions of a vast literature, drawing from economics, economic history and business and management, exploring economic theory, demonstrating limitations and highlighting alternative approaches. Particular attention is paid to the appropriate role of innovative entrepreneurs and of government, and three case studies illustrate how to build an analytic narrative. Showing how far we can generalise about the determinants of economic development and in particular how to understand the specific determinants in individual countries, this book will prove a stimulating and thought provoking read to academics, students and researchers with an interest in economics and economic development.

Chinese Economic Development and the Environment (Hardcover): Shunsuke Managi, Shinji Kaneko Chinese Economic Development and the Environment (Hardcover)
Shunsuke Managi, Shinji Kaneko
R2,403 Discovery Miles 24 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over the past two decades, China has become an economic powerhouse. However, as the world's largest producer of CO2 emissions, the scale and seriousness of China's environmental problems are clearly evident. This pioneering book provides an economic analysis of the significant environmental and energy problems facing China in the 21st century. Chinese Economic Development and the Environment measures productivity, taking into account energy resources and environmental attributes that are central to sustaining economies. Applying an integrated model of energy production, transformation and consumption processes, the authors investigate the underlying driving forces behind trends in CO2 emissions in relation to the total primary energy supply. Exploring the history and development of China's economic, energy and environmental policy, this book will strongly appeal to postgraduate students in economics and environmental studies. It will also be beneficial for practitioners and policy-makers interested in understanding how successful market and environmental policies can contribute to efficiency by encouraging, rather than inhibiting, technological innovation.

Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries - Building Domestic Capabilities in a Global Setting (Hardcover):... Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries - Building Domestic Capabilities in a Global Setting (Hardcover)
Bengt-Ake Lundvall, K.J. Joseph, Cristina Chaminade, Jan Vang
R3,545 Discovery Miles 35 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The innovation systems (IS) approach emerged as a theoretical framework in the industrialized world in the mid-1990s to explain innovation and growth in the developed world. This Handbook is the first attempt to adapt the IS approach to developing countries from a theoretical and empirical viewpoint. The Handbook brings eminent scholars in economics, innovation and development studies together with promising young researchers to review the literature and push theoretical boundaries. They critically review the IS approach and its adequacy for developing countries, discuss the relationship between IS and development, and address the question of how it should be adapted to the realities of developing nations. Spanning national, sectoral and regional innovation systems across Asia, Latin America and Africa, and written by the world's leading scholars within the field, this comprehensive Handbook will strongly appeal to academics, researchers and students with an interest in innovation and technology in developing countries.

Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development - Development Agendas in a Changing World (Hardcover): Ricardo... Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development - Development Agendas in a Changing World (Hardcover)
Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, Pedro Roffe
R3,413 Discovery Miles 34 130 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Intellectual property (IP) has gained an unprecedented importance in the new world of globalization and the knowledge economy. However, experience, as well as cyclical attitudes toward IP, show that there is no universal model of IP protection. This comprehensive book considers new and emerging IP issues from a development perspective, examining recent trends and developments in this area. Presenting an overview of the IP landscape in general, the contributing authors subsequently narrow their focus, providing wide-ranging case studies from countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America on topical issues in the current IP discourse. These include the impact of IP on the pharmaceutical sector, the protection of life forms and traditional knowledge, geographical indications, access to knowledge and public research institutes, and the role of competition policy. The challenges developing countries face in the TRIPS-Plus world are also explored in detail. The diverse range of contributions to this thought-provoking book offer a wide variety of alternative perspectives on and solutions for the controversial issues surrounding the role of IP within sustainable development. As such, it will prove a stimulating read for government policy-makers, trade negotiators, academics, lawyers and IP practitioners in general, UN and other intergovernmental agencies, development campaigners and aid agencies, environmentalist groups and university students.

Beyond Inflation Targeting - Assessing the Impacts and Policy Alternatives (Hardcover): Gerald A. Epstein, A. Erinc Yeldan Beyond Inflation Targeting - Assessing the Impacts and Policy Alternatives (Hardcover)
Gerald A. Epstein, A. Erinc Yeldan
R2,568 Discovery Miles 25 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book, written by an international team of economists, develops concrete, country specific alternatives to inflation targeting, the dominant policy framework of central bank policy that focuses on keeping inflation in the low single digits to the virtual exclusion of other key goals such as employment creation, poverty reduction and sustainable development. The book includes thematic chapters, including analyses of class attitudes toward inflation and unemployment and the gender impacts of restrictive monetary policy. Other chapters propose improved monetary frameworks for Argentina, Brazil, India, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam. Policy frameworks that are explored include employment targeting, and targeting a stable and competitive real exchange rate. The authors also show that to reach a larger number of targets, including higher employment and stable inflation, central banks must use a larger number of instruments, including capital management techniques. This volume offers concrete, socially valuable alternatives that economists, policy makers, students and interested laypeople should consider before adopting one size fits all, often inadequate, policies that have become a virtual policy making fad.

Legal Institutions and Economic Development (Hardcover): Robert D. Cooter, Francesco Parisi Legal Institutions and Economic Development (Hardcover)
Robert D. Cooter, Francesco Parisi
R6,721 Discovery Miles 67 210 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This insightful collection of classic papers explores the effects of various legal institutions and policies on economic development. The editors include analysis of the historical, current, and future conditions of numerous legal traditions and strategies, both nationally and globally. The volume will enhance understanding of how legal policies influence economic growth. It will also contribute to the selection and advancement of those legal policies most likely to improve overall economic development and social welfare. This volume is an invaluable reference source for both scholars and practitioners interested or involved in the development of legal policy.

Explaining Civil War - A Rational Choice Approach (Hardcover): Syed Mansoob Murshed Explaining Civil War - A Rational Choice Approach (Hardcover)
Syed Mansoob Murshed
R1,993 Discovery Miles 19 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Using the rational choice approach, Syed Mansoob Murshed analyses the motivations behind civil war and identifies growth and institutional failure as catalysts of the greed and grievance that characterise the onset and persistence of civil war. This book explores the pre-conditions for conflict in terms of growth failure and critically appraises the greed and grievance theories common to conflict literature. It is argued that various institutional mechanisms of restraint that can be labeled the `social contract' are crucial for violent conflict avoidance. The reasons underpinning the instability of treaties ending civil wars, post-conflict reconstruction issues, liberal peace theory, and how globalization and conflict relate are also examined. Explaining Civil War will be of interest to development economists and political scientists, as well as to students and researchers of political economy and conflict studies.

Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries (Hardcover): Thorsten Beck Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries (Hardcover)
Thorsten Beck
R7,197 Discovery Miles 71 970 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This essential collection contains the most influential articles written over the past two decades that help us to understand the role of entrepreneurs in the development process, both theoretically and empirically. These important papers span a wide methodological range, from theoretical models, over cross-country studies, to firm- and household-level studies, utilizing both regression analysis and simulation techniques. Professor Beck has written an insightful introduction which provides an overview of the area of entrepreneurship in developing countries.

Globalisation, Development and Transition - Conversations with Eminent Economists (Paperback): Brian Snowdon Globalisation, Development and Transition - Conversations with Eminent Economists (Paperback)
Brian Snowdon
R1,128 Discovery Miles 11 280 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This unique book provides a comprehensive survey of the major economic issues that have helped shape the modern world. It includes discussions of the latest research findings in the international economic development literature and scrutinises some of the most important debates in contemporary economics. Brian Snowdon examines the many controversies relating to long-run growth and development, problems of transitions from socialism to capitalism, international competitiveness and the impacts of globalisation. To shed light on these critical issues Brian Snowdon interviewed eleven leading economists who are featured in this book: Daron Acemoglu, Alberto Alesina, Padma Desai, William Easterly, Stanley Fischer, Janos Kornai, Michael Porter, Dani Rodrik, Jeffrey Sachs, Xavier Sala-i-Martin and Jeffrey Williamson. Globalisation, Development and Transition provides an all-encompassing guide to the contemporary literature on economic development and related fields, as well as an extensive and up-to-date list of references. It will be an essential resource for all scholars and students of economics, especially those with an interest in economic growth and development, economic history, trade and globalisation, and the economics of transition.

Sectoral Systems of Innovation and Production in Developing Countries - Actors, Structure and Evolution (Hardcover): Franco... Sectoral Systems of Innovation and Production in Developing Countries - Actors, Structure and Evolution (Hardcover)
Franco Malerba, Sunil Mani
R2,856 Discovery Miles 28 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book examines in detail the features and dynamics of sectoral systems of innovation and production in developing countries. Processes of rapid growth are usually associated with specific sectors such as automobiles, electronics or software, as well as with the transformation of traditional sectors such as agriculture and food. The book shows, however, that the variations across all these sectors in terms of structure and dynamics is so great that a full understanding of these differences is necessary if innovation is to be encouraged and growth sustained. The expert contributors promote this understanding by drawing upon empirical evidence from a wide range of sectoral systems, from traditional to high technology, and across a number of countries. They explore how these systems change and evolve, highlighting policy lessons to be drawn from the analysis. Case studies include the Brazilian aeronautical, pulp and paper industries, the Korean machine tool sector, motorbike manufacture in Thailand and Vietnam, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication equipment in India, ICT in Taiwan, the biofuels sector in Tanzania, salmon farming in Chile and software in Uruguay. Scholars and researchers in the fields of economics - development economics in particular - and innovation will find this book to be of great interest. Policymakers and managers focussing on innovation and growth in developing countries will also warmly welcome the book.

Chinese In Southeast Asia And Beyond, The: Socioeconomic And Political Dimensions (Paperback): Yen Ching-Hwang Chinese In Southeast Asia And Beyond, The: Socioeconomic And Political Dimensions (Paperback)
Yen Ching-Hwang
R1,397 Discovery Miles 13 970 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Chinese in Southeast Asia, with their growing economic clout, have been attracting attention from politicians, scholars and observers in recent decades. The rise of China as a global economic power and its profound influence over Southeast Asia has cast a spotlight on the role of Southeast Asian Chinese in the region's economic relations with China.The Southeast Asian Chinese as an economic force and their growing importance with China are, to a certain extent, determined by the nature and development of their communities. This book uses a multifaceted approach to unravel the forces that helped to transform the communities in the past. Containing 17 papers written within a span of six and a half years, from 2000 to 2006, the book focuses on the social, economic and political aspects of these communities, with special emphasis on the Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore.

Trade Liberalisation and the Poverty of Nations (Paperback): A.P. Thirlwall, Penelope Pacheco-Lopez Trade Liberalisation and the Poverty of Nations (Paperback)
A.P. Thirlwall, Penelope Pacheco-Lopez
R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Orthodox trade and growth theory, and the world's multilateral development institutions, extol the virtues of trade liberalisation and free trade for more rapid economic development of poor countries. However, the contemporary reality and history seem to tell a different story. The world economy has experienced an unprecedented period of trade liberalisation in the last thirty years, and yet international and global inequality is widening; domestic poverty (outside of China) is increasing; poor countries' exports have grown more slowly than their imports leading to balance of payments crises, and the so-called globalising economies of the world (excluding China and India) have fared no better, and in some cases worse, than those countries that have not liberalised so extensively. This book argues that orthodox theory is based on many unreal assumptions, and that there are sound economic arguments for selective protection of industrial activities in the early stages of economic development. The historical evidence of the now-developed countries also illustrates this fact. With supporting empirical evidence, this book provides a powerful theoretical critique of orthodox trade theory. It will be of great interest to students taking courses in international trade and development economics, as well as to professional economists and policymakers in international development institutions.

Regulation, Deregulation, Reregulation - Institutional Perspectives (Hardcover): Claude Menard, Michel Ghertman Regulation, Deregulation, Reregulation - Institutional Perspectives (Hardcover)
Claude Menard, Michel Ghertman
R2,858 Discovery Miles 28 580 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Building on Oliver Williamson's original analysis, the contributors introduce new ideas, different perspectives and provide tools for better understanding changes in the approach to regulation, the reform of public utilities, and the complex problems of governance. They draw largely upon a transaction cost approach, highlighting the challenges faced by major economic sectors and identifying critical flaws in prevailing views on regulation. Deeply rooted in sector analysis, the book conveys a central message of new institutional economics: that theory should be continuously confronted by facts, and reformed or revolutionized accordingly. With its emphasis on the institutional embeddedness of regulatory issues and the problems generated by the `benign neglect' of institutional factors in the reform of major public utilities, this book will provide a wide-ranging audience with challenging views on the dynamics of regulatory approaches. Economists, political scientists, postgraduate students, researchers and policymakers with an interest in institutional economics and economic organization will find the book to be a stimulating and enlightening read.

Multinationals and Emerging Economies - The Quest for Innovation and Sustainability (Hardcover): Wilfred Dolfsma, Geert... Multinationals and Emerging Economies - The Quest for Innovation and Sustainability (Hardcover)
Wilfred Dolfsma, Geert Duysters, Ionara Costa
R1,965 Discovery Miles 19 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The global economy is changing rapidly and multinational corporations (MNCs) are at the forefront of this transformation. The book provides novel and profound analyses of how MNCs and emerging economies are related, and how this relationship affects the dynamics of the global economy. In particular, the authors deal with the nexus between multinationals, emerging economies and innovation from a variety of different perspectives. Innovation is regarded as a core driving force in the global economy but the authors show how it can impede as well as encourage sustainability. Multinationals and Emerging Economies brings together insights from business studies and economics, and combines concise theoretical discussion with empirical analyses of unique data. Researchers and graduate students in the fields of international business, international economics, international relations, innovation studies and strategy will find much of interest to them throughout the book. It will also be an invaluable tool for policy-makers in economics and commerce.

Handbook of Research on Cost-Benefit Analysis (Hardcover): Robert J. Brent Handbook of Research on Cost-Benefit Analysis (Hardcover)
Robert J. Brent
R4,098 Discovery Miles 40 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current research in the field of cost-benefit analysis and is designed as a starting point for those interested in undertaking advanced research. The Handbook contains major contributions to the development of the field, focussing on standard microeconomic policy evaluations, the relatively neglected area of macroeconomic policy and its integration into a formal CBA framework, and dynamic considerations in CBA Presenting insights from many influential thinkers, and edited by a leading academic in the field, this comprehensive work will prove an invaluable reference tool for economists, researchers and scholars.

Leadership and Institutions in Regional Endogenous Development (Hardcover): Robert Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Maria Salazar Leadership and Institutions in Regional Endogenous Development (Hardcover)
Robert Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Maria Salazar
R1,962 Discovery Miles 19 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The authors of this comprehensive book provide a detailed rationale and original theory for the study of leadership and institutional factors, including entrepreneurship, in the growth and development of cities and regions. They demonstrate why leadership, institutions and entrepreneurship can - and indeed do - play a crucial enhancing role as key elements in the process of regional endogenous growth. The so-called `new growth theory' emphasizes endogenous processes. While some of the literature refers to leadership and institutional factors, there has been little analysis of the explicit roles these factors play in the growth and development of cities and regions. This book remedies that gap, beginning with a brief overview of the evolution of the `new growth theory' in regional economic development, in which the emphasis is on endogenous factors. The book then discusses leadership and institutional factors in that context, creating a new path for understanding regional economic development processes. Multiple case studies from different parts of the world illustrate the theoretical concepts. Students and scholars in regional development, planning and public policy will find this volume invaluable.

Inequality and Economic Development: the Modern Perspective (Hardcover): Oded Galor Inequality and Economic Development: the Modern Perspective (Hardcover)
Oded Galor
R5,187 Discovery Miles 51 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this innovative collection, Oded Galor brings together some of the most influential contributions to the modern literature on income distribution and economic growth. Initially the essential volume analyses the importance of inequality and development, past and present. Further, it explores human capital formation, gender inequality, landownership, ethical division and political transitions. The editor has written an authoritative and lively introduction that provides a much-needed insight into this valuable field of study.

Integration and Globalization - Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries (Hardcover): Helena Marques, Elias Soukiazis,... Integration and Globalization - Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries (Hardcover)
Helena Marques, Elias Soukiazis, Pedro Cerqueira
R1,965 Discovery Miles 19 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The main challenges the European Single Market is facing in the 21st century result from the enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe, the EMU, and the globalization of trade and investment that has aided the rise of competitive emerging markets. This state-of-the-art book provides fresh theoretical and empirical evidence on the challenges presented by integration and globalization for both developed and developing countries. The authors demonstrate how the European Single Market remains a work in progress with many critical issues still to be addressed. These include the rigidities in product and labor markets, the need for innovation and quality upgrading, and the rapid catch-up of new member countries. They go on to show how firms use the opportunities provided by integration and globalization to fragment their production processes internationally, which brings gains but also requires structural adjustment. The book also argues that global environmental coordination may be less detrimental to the growth prospects of developing countries than is commonly believed. Illustrating a number of methodologies, this book will be a great resource tool for postgraduates and undergraduates in the fields of international economics and business, as well as researchers and policy-makers.

China's Economic And Social Problems (Paperback): Gregory C. Chow China's Economic And Social Problems (Paperback)
Gregory C. Chow
R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book discusses important economic and social problems of China. It is based on the author's latest findings from his scholarly research on China's economy, his involvement with China's economic reform and development, and his personal contacts with Chinese academics, entrepreneurs, government officials and ordinary citizens for over thirty years. The book is written in a style accessible to the general reader, since most chapters are based on articles published in three major Chinese newspapers, of which the author is a columnist. It can also serve as a reference book for professionals and a supplementary text for university students. It has four parts covering economic problems, economic studies, economic policy and social problems that are relevant for our understanding of China today.

China's Economic And Social Problems (Hardcover): Gregory C. Chow China's Economic And Social Problems (Hardcover)
Gregory C. Chow
R1,080 R1,016 Discovery Miles 10 160 Save R64 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book discusses important economic and social problems of China. It is based on the author's latest findings from his scholarly research on China's economy, his involvement with China's economic reform and development, and his personal contacts with Chinese academics, entrepreneurs, government officials and ordinary citizens for over thirty years. The book is written in a style accessible to the general reader, since most chapters are based on articles published in three major Chinese newspapers, of which the author is a columnist. It can also serve as a reference book for professionals and a supplementary text for university students. It has four parts covering economic problems, economic studies, economic policy and social problems that are relevant for our understanding of China today.

Rule of Law Reform and Development - Charting the Fragile Path of Progress (Paperback): Michael J. Trebilcock, Ronald J. Daniels Rule of Law Reform and Development - Charting the Fragile Path of Progress (Paperback)
Michael J. Trebilcock, Ronald J. Daniels
R889 Discovery Miles 8 890 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This important book addresses a number of key issues regarding the relationship between the rule of law and development. It presents a deep and insightful inquiry into the current orthodoxy that the rule of law is the panacea for the world's problems. The authors chart the precarious progress of law reforms both in overall terms and in specific policy areas such as the judiciary, the police, tax administration and access to justice, among others. They accept that the rule of law is necessarily tied to the success of development, although they propose a set of procedural values to enlighten this institutional approach. The authors also recognize that states face difficulties in implementing this institutional structures and identify the probable impediments, before proposing a rethink of law reform strategies and offering some conclusions about the role of the international community in the rule of law reform. Reviewing the progress in the rule of law reform in developing countries, specifically four regions - Latin America, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia - this book makes a significant contribution to the literature. It will be of great interest to scholars and advanced students, as well as practitioners in the field, including international and bilateral aid agencies working on rule of law reform projects, and international and regional non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that focus on rule of law reform as a major aspect of their mandate.

The Dynamics of Regions and Networks in Industrial Ecosystems (Hardcover): Matthias Ruth, Brynhildur Davidsdottir The Dynamics of Regions and Networks in Industrial Ecosystems (Hardcover)
Matthias Ruth, Brynhildur Davidsdottir
R2,183 Discovery Miles 21 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Industrial ecology provides a rigorous and comprehensive description of human production and consumption processes in the larger context of environmental and socioeconomic change. This volume offers methodologies for such descriptions, with contributions covering both basic and advanced analytical concepts and tools to explore the dynamics of industrial ecosystems, concentrating specifically on regions and networks. Each of the book's three parts contains an introduction by a leader in the field, as well as chapters ranging from conceptual models to case study applications. The first part offers an introduction to the main themes and issues surrounding regional and networked industrial ecosystems. The subsequent two parts broaden and deepen the discussion with emphasis on the regional and network characters relevant for analysis and management. The scale of issues ranges from buildings to regions to entire nations, with methods that range from input-output analysis to computer-assisted simulation games. Researchers in the fields of industrial ecology, ecological economics, environmental and energy policy, environmental engineering, and resource and environmental economics will find this comprehensive book of great interest.

The Rise of Asia - The `Flying-Geese' Theory of Tandem Growth and Regional Agglomeration (Hardcover): Terutomo Ozawa The Rise of Asia - The `Flying-Geese' Theory of Tandem Growth and Regional Agglomeration (Hardcover)
Terutomo Ozawa
R2,112 Discovery Miles 21 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Terutomo Ozawa introduces a newly reformulated theory of `flying-geese' economic development, exploring Asia's dynamic growth and financial development. This unique book shows how the flying-geese theory can be expanded and applied to both the real- and the financial-sector structural transformation of regionally clustered economies. The author explores an array of concepts - from the ladder of economic development and hegemon-led growth clustering, through `stages jumbling', to comparative advantage recycling and the Ricardo-Hicksian limits of industrialism - which together help bring an understanding of the dynamics of tandem growth and regional agglomeration in Asia. The book also investigates the causal mechanisms of structural upgrading and emphasizes the critical role of multinational corporations. Throughout this wide-reaching analysis, Terutomo Ozawa advocates a `flying-geese' way of thinking-that is, to think of Asia's phenomenal growth in hierarchical, dialectical, and evolutionary terms. In a new era of rapid globalization and rising economic nationalism, this timely and insightful book will appeal strongly to scholars and students of international business, economics, political science, and international relations. Those specializing on Asia will find it of particular value.

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