The Global Rise of Asian Transformation: Trends and Developments in Economic Growth Dynamics

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P. Hoontrakul, C. Balding, R. Marwah
Springer, Dec 17, 2014 - Business & Economics - 271 pages
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Asian countries are catching up with the West by transforming their primarily agrarian societies into industrial powerhouses. Manufacturing is driving innovation, productivity growth, and higher standards of living for billions of Asians. In the colonial past, the Asian production and supply chains served Western consumers. The world is now poised to evolve, led by a unified Asian business landscape capable of driving sustainable global growth within industries and markets. The Global Rise of Asian Transformation provides insights into the complex process of macro-political and economic dynamics reshaping the business landscape throughout Asia. This edited collection lays bare the megatrends that are challenging the region, including emerging consumers, urbanization, infrastructure, climate change, and energy megatrends that will further bolster the region's world standing if governments and businesses handle them adeptly. Case studies of major international companies, such as Sony, Lenovo, and Tata Motors, are also included.
 

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Contents

Choices and Challenges
1
2 Asias Evolving Economic Dynamism and Political Pressures
25
3 Life after QEs
51
4 Fast Track to Regionalization and Internationalization
83
5 Harnessing the Power of Social Media and Mobile Technology in Asia
107
6 The Rise of China and IndiaIts Implications
133
7 The Rise of ASEAN 20AEC and Regional Connectivity
162
8 Asias Energy Innovation after Shale Gas Revolution
189
The Great East Japan Earthquake and the Thai Floods in 2011
217
References
233
Index
256
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Shingeyuki Abe, Doshisha University, Japan U Htay Aung, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar Christopher Balding, HSBC School of Business, Peking University, China Nonarit Bisoyabut, Thailand Development Research Institute Jonathan Batten, Monash University, Australia Pongsak Hoontrakul, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada Reena Marwah, Delhi University, India Nat Pinnoi, World Bank, Thailand Nisanart Thadabusapa, Sasin Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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