We are witnessing a transformation in the world ecomy as a result of the IT/e-business revolution. Modern logistics based on cheap communication and transportation are shifting the locus of production and the international division of labour between the West and the lower wage countries of East Asia and similar changes are occurring within East Asia itself. Looming over the entire picture is the colossus that is China and this transformation is making East Asia the manufacturing centre of the world ecomy. Written by a recognized expert in the area of business ecomics, this book analyzes these developments and evaluates their future impact on the development of East Asia and its role in the world ecomy. The book examines the effect of the IT revolution, globalization and the 'new ecomy' on the development of East Asia. The first book-length treatment of IT/e-business in the region, it questions whether the e-business revolution will renew and sustain the rapid ecomic development of East Asia.
F. Gerard Adams is visiting Professor in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University in Boston and Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvannia.
F. Gerard Adams
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Economics: Professional & General
Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia
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35 black & white tables, 25 black & white line drawings