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Title Globalization and development in the Mekong economies / edited by Suiwah Leung, Ben Bingham, Matt Davies.

Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  338.9597 GLOB    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes "This book is a result of and has benefited greatly from the international conference entitled Globalization and the Mekong Economies held at the Australian National University, Canberra, in 2008"--P. xi.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Globalization and development in the Mekong economies: Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Myanmar / Suiwah Leung, Ben Bingham and Matt Davies -- Innovation and economic development: the role of production networks / Ben Bingham -- Rise of China: implications for the Mekong countries / Matt Davies -- Finance, trade and development in East Asia: opportunities for Mekong economies / Suiwah Leung -- How can regional public expenditure stimulate FDI in the Mekong? / Pritha Mitra -- Proliferation of PTAs in East Asia: what does it mean for the Mekong countries? / David Robertson -- Vietnam: country case study / Ben Bingham and Suiwah Leung -- Lao People's Democratic Republic: growth, reform and prospects / Kotaro Ishi -- Impact of globalization on economic development in Myanmar / Trevor Wilson, Leslie Teo and Masahiro Hori -- Cambodia: country case study / Matt Davies -- Historical and cultural constraints on development in the Mekong region / Martin Stuart-Fox -- Political economy of policy reform: the future of reforms for the Mekong 4? / Hal Hill, Suiwah Leung and Trevor Wilson.
Summary "Since the late 1980s, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar have been opening their economies to international trade and investment. With the exception of Myanmar, the reforms have yielded impressive results, but the process is far from complete. In this enlightening book, a group leading scholars outline the continuing reform efforts needed to survive the current global recession and place these economies in a competitive position on the recovery of the world economy." "In the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, this topical book analyses the opportunities and threats to continued globalization for the Mekong 4, particularly in relation to rapid industrialization through joining the production networks of East Asia. It then assesses the political will for sustaining the reform process." "This book will be an important resource for national government agencies, such as the department of foreign affaris and aid agencies that have significant bilateral relationships with the Mekong 4- namely, Australia, Canada, Japan, Scandinavia, and the USA. International financial institutions that have existing (or potential) business links with the Mekong 4 will warmly welcome this book as well as universities with courses in development economics."--BOOK COVER.
Other author Leung, Suiwah.
Bingham, Benedict F. W.
Davies, Matt, 1960-
Globalization and the Mekong economies (2008: Canberra, Australia)
Subject Economic development -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
Globalization -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
Southeast Asia -- Economic conditions -- Congresses.
ISBN 9781848444829 (hbk. : alk. paper)
1848444826 (hbk. : alk. paper)