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Edward ElgarInput Trade and Production Networks in East Asia
Edited by Daisuke Hiratsuka and Yoko Uchida / £ 65.00 / Published in November 2010 / ISBN978-1-84980-069-3
Intermediate input trade is regarded as an important contributory factor in explaining the increase in world trade in recent years. This timely book presents, for the first time, meticulous empirical analyses of the growth of input trade, and includes detailed studies that capture the main features and characteristics of production networks in East Asia.
Intermediate input trade has grown markedly in East Asia, and at a much faster rate than in the rest of the world. Since the early 1990s, when technological developments made it possible to separate the production process into many stages, East Asia as a region has developed sophisticated production networks in the manufacture of various products. Different countries have installed production stages according to their levels of technology or factor endowments, and consequently sequential production stages are now located across various countries. In order to produce final goods, East Asian nations have therefore relied on the trade of inputs back and forth.
Containing unique and important data, this book will appeal to academics, researchers and policymakers interested in trade, economic integration and Asian studies.
‘Spatial fragmentation of production is linked with two great waves of unbundling. The first one was a century and a half ago when the spatial location of production of goods was separated from their consumption. We live in the age of a second unbundling where certain operations within the same factory can be fragmented and performed elsewhere. There is trade in certain tasks and components which was made possible by cheaper and better communication and transport. This book considers production networks in East Asia, which is and will continue to be the most dynamic economic region in the decades to come.’
– Miroslav N. Jovanovic, University of Geneva, Switzerland
NUS PRESS SINGAPOREIndustrialization in Late-Developing ASEAN Countries :Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam
Edited by AMAKAWA Naoko / US$ 28.00 / Published in March 2010 / ISBN978-9971-69-403-6 (paperback)
Late industrializing countries are able to pick strategies for economic development based on the experiences of countries that preceded them. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (the CLMV countries) were closed off from the international community for many years, and they began to embrace a market economy at around the same time. Each bypassed the import-substitution strategy adopted by other Southeast Asian countries and began industrialization efforts with export growth funded by Foreign Direct Investment.
The outcomes differed significantly owing to geographical location, government policies, and internal economic conditions. Industrialization in Late-Developing ASEAN Countries explores these differences through case studies based on an extended research program conducted by the Institute of Developing Economies in Tokyo, which offered insights into models of economic growth, and into the trajectories followed by the four countries examined.
ISEASAustralia's Foreign Economic Policy and ASEAN
Edited by Jiro Okamoto / US$ 49.90 / Published in March 2010 / ISBN978-981-230-974-7
In this book, Jiro Okamoto explores the development of Australia's foreign economic policy towards ASEAN. He examines in detail decisive factors such as changes in the international and regional environment and the replacement of a dominant policy coalition with another in Australia's domestic policy process. His analysis shows that the shifts in Australia's ASEAN policy have not only closely reflected changes in Australia's overall foreign economic policy orientation, but that Australia's ASEAN policy strongly drove the change at key junctures. His work also offers important insights into the prospect of an "inclusive" economic integration process in East Asia. Although Australia's foreign economic policy has been an important element in regional economic cooperation, its inclusion in the East Asian integration process still remains ambiguous.
ISEASPlugging into Production Networks
—Industrialization Strategy in Less Developed Southeast Asian Countries—
Edited by KUROIWA Ikuo / £ 49.90 / Published in November 2009 / ISBN978-981-230-934-1
This work focuses on how less developed economies in Southeast Asia, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), can establish links with neighbouring countries and participate in production networks. It also takes a look at links between Singapore and the Batam-Bintan-Karimun (BBK) Special Economic Zone in Indonesia. Leading Southeast Asian economies have achieved rapid economic growth by participating in production networks organized by multinational enterprises. It is thus crucial for less developed economies in Southeast Asia to improve their investment climate, attract foreign direct investment, and form competitive industrial clusters. Service link costs must also be reduced substantially to make production fragmentation economically feasible. The authors in this book discuss these issues and provide policy recommendations.
Edward ElgarProtest and Social Movements in the Developing World
Edited by SHIGETOMI Shinichi and MAKINO Kumiko / £ 65.00 / Published in May 2009 / ISBN978-1-84844-362-4
In this insightful book, the contributors focus on the impact of contextual factors on social movements in the developing world, pushing major existing theories beyond their traditional focus.
With wide coverage of the developing world, leading academics explore a variety of forms and mechanisms of social movement. They present discussions on resource and institutional endowment for mobilization in Colombia and Thailand, and explore the structure behind political opportunities in Argentina, China and South Africa. The history and reality of identity-making in India, Mexico and Nigeria are also examined.
Presenting novel analytical frameworks to study social movements in developing countries, this book will be warmly welcomed by academics and researchers with an interest in sociology, development and political science. It will also strongly appeal to social movement activists.
‘Protest and Social Movements in the Developing World is aimed at scholars and social movement activists. Its innovative framework brings a fresh angle to the academic debate on social movements, whilst its meticulous empirical detail will appeal to those involved in a wide variety of social movements. In this sense, Protest and Social Movements in the Developing World will enjoy a warm reception amongst its target audience. . . A useful book for those already well versed in this field.’
– World Entrepreneurship Society
‘Shinichi Shigetomi and Kumiko Makino have produced an important book, global in scope and incisive in its analysis of social movements in different parts of the world. It will be a major resource for scholars everywhere.’
– James Midgley, University of California, Berkeley, US
Edward ElgarEconomic Integration in East Asia -Perspectives from Spatial and Neoclassical Economics-
Edited by FUJITA Masahisa , KUMAGAI Satoru , NISHIKIMI Koji / ￡ 79.95 / Published in October 2008 / ISBN978-1-84720-912-2
Increasing numbers of free trade and economic partnership agreements have been concluded among many countries in East Asia, and economic integration has progressed rapidly on both a de facto and de jure basis. However, as the authors of this book argue, integration may intensify regional inequalities in East Asia and so this process has attracted much attention of late. Will it actually succeed in achieving greater economic growth or will it in fact cause growing regional disparity?
ISEASProduction Networks and Industrial Clusters
Edited by KUROIWA Ikuo / Toh Mun Heng / ￡ 49.00 / Published in June 2008 / ISBN978-981-230-763-7
In this book, the focus is on how developing economies in Southeast Asia ride on the wave of globalization that brings about benefits and economic growth with expanding trade and investment linkages. The central concept used in this study is production networks and industrial clusters. With examples from Indonesia and Malaysia (electronics industry), Singapore (biomedical science industry), and Thailand (automotive industry), the book explains how production networks and industrial clusters have played crucial roles in their industrial development.
This book also discusses the progress of regional economic cooperation as well as the development of supply chain management and logistics in Southeast Asia, which facilitate the extension of production networks into a broader area.
NUS PRESS SINGAPOREEconomic Disparity In Rural Myanmar -Transformation under Market Liberalization-
Edited by OKAMOTO Ikuko / ￡ 45.00 / Published in June 2008 / ISBN978-9971-69-431-9
RoutledgeTrade Liberalization and APEC
Edited by Jiro Okamoto / ￡ 90.00 / Published in February 2004 / ISBN978-0-415-31806-8
Trade liberalization has swept over developing countries over the past few decades and its results have been argued about for the last few years. This important new book presents useful insights into the experience of APEC countries that have gone through numerous liberalizing reforms in recent times. Students, researchers and readers generally interested in APEC economies will find this book a good addition to their bookshelves.