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The Chinese and Indian Corporate Economies: A Comparative History of their Search for Economic Renaissance and Globalization

The Chinese and Indian Corporate Economies: A Comparative History of their Search for Economic Renaissance and Globalization

1st Edition

Raj Brown
January 17, 2019

This is a compelling analysis of the corporate economies of China and India, which are having a huge impact not just on the international economy, but also in the geopolitical and international strategy sphere as a result of an accelerated globalisation by these two countries, which is unleashing...

Women, Labour and the Economy in India: From Migrant Menservants to Uprooted Girl Children Maids

Women, Labour and the Economy in India: From Migrant Menservants to Uprooted Girl Children Maids

1st Edition

Deepita Chakravarty, Ishita Chakravarty
October 26, 2018

The last available census estimated around 10 per cent of total urban working women in India are concentrated in the low paid domestic services such as cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the children and the elderly. This is found to be much higher in certain parts of India, emerging as the...

Development Agenda and Donor Influence in South Asia: Bangladesh's Experiences in the PRSP Regime

Development Agenda and Donor Influence in South Asia: Bangladesh's Experiences in the PRSP Regime

1st Edition

Mohammad Mizanur Rahman
June 28, 2018

Policy ownership of development agenda emerged as an important aspect in international development cooperation during the 1990s in the wake of evident failures of reform initiatives in developing countries steered by donor agencies, particularly the international financial institutions (IFIs), the...

The Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry: Its Evolution and Current Challenges

The Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry: Its Evolution and Current Challenges

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Maki Umemura
April 25, 2018

This book explores why Japan, despite being a world leader in many high technology industries such as automobiles and consumer electronics, is only a minor player in the global pharmaceutical industry. Japan provides a huge market for pharmaceuticals as the second largest consumer of prescription...

Innovation, Investment and Intellectual Property in South Korea: Park to Park

Innovation, Investment and Intellectual Property in South Korea: Park to Park

1st Edition

Ruth Taplin
April 16, 2018

South Korea known as the hermit kingdom was wrenched from its isolation in the mid-seventies with the forced industialisation of its economy by Park Chung-hee during his dictatorial regime. This led South Korea to becoming the most rapidly industialised country in the world with world class...

China's Economic Culture: The Ritual Order of State and Markets

China's Economic Culture: The Ritual Order of State and Markets

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Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
April 10, 2018

China's spectacular rise challenges established economic moulds, both at the national level, with the concept of "state capitalism", and at the firm level, with the notion of indigenous "Chinese management practices". However, both Chinese and Western observers emphasise the transitional nature of...

A Microcredit Alternative in South Asia: Akhuwat's Experiment

A Microcredit Alternative in South Asia: Akhuwat's Experiment

1st Edition

Shahrukh Rafi Khan, Natasha Ansari
April 09, 2018

Microcredit took the development world by storm as a tool for poverty alleviation in the 1980s. After being hailed as a panacea, a few decades on it started being forcefully criticised based on its practice. This book explores Akhuwat (literally brotherhood), a rapidly growing Pakistani NGO formed...

Informal Labour in Urban India: Three Cities, Three Journeys

Informal Labour in Urban India: Three Cities, Three Journeys

1st Edition

Tom Barnes
January 22, 2018

During the last two decades, rapid economic growth and development in India has been based upon the mass employment of informal labour. Using case studies from three urban regions, this book examines this growth in modern India’s cities and towns. It argues that India has undergone a process of...

Managing Cyber Risk in the Financial Sector: Lessons from Asia, Europe and the USA

Managing Cyber Risk in the Financial Sector: Lessons from Asia, Europe and the USA

1st Edition

Ruth Taplin
January 12, 2018

Cyber risk has become increasingly reported as a major problem for financial sector businesses. It takes many forms including fraud for purely monetary gain, hacking by people hostile to a company causing business interruption or damage to reputation, theft by criminals or malicious individuals of...

Business Leadership Development in China

Business Leadership Development in China

1st Edition

Shuang Ren, Robert Wood, Ying Zhu
January 03, 2018

This book argues that China’s businesses, and hence China’s future economic development, face a huge crisis in that there is a considerable "leadership gap" in China, with a shortage of competent business leaders, at a time when new leadership skills are required urgently, as China’s businesses...

Reform and Productivity Growth in India: Issues and Trends in the Labour Markets

Reform and Productivity Growth in India: Issues and Trends in the Labour Markets

1st Edition

Dibyendu Maiti
October 23, 2017

During the last two decades, India has experienced a high growth rate, but the contribution from productivity growth and technological progress has been very low. This has resulted in a poor performance in the employment generation in the formal sector, and this book examines this phenomenon and...

Business Leaders and Leadership in Asia

Business Leaders and Leadership in Asia

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Ying Zhu, Shuang Ren, Ngan Collins, Malcolm Warner
October 05, 2017

The quality of its business leadership is a key issue for the future development of Asia’s economies. Although Asia’s economies have grown spectacularly in recent decades, they are currently facing increasing challenges. This book explores the current state of business leaders and leadership in...

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