East Asia in Transition: Economic and Security Challenges

By Wendy Dobson and A.E. Safarian

© 2002

The HSBC Bank Canada Papers on Asia series was begun in 1995 to examine Canada's relationship with the East Asian economies and to reduce the information barriers resulting from distance and unfamiliarity in these markets. Six years on from the inception of the series, much has changed in the international environment. The Asian economies suffered a significant crash, a rapid rebound, only to slow again in 2000-2001. This, the sixth and last volume in the series, looks to the future. This new volume focuses on key issues facing the region that corporations and governments should understand, including East Asian regionalization initiatives, obstacles to continued rapid growth in China, aging and pension reform, and the changing security environment. In addition, the Canadian business performance six years on is re-evaluated.

With contributions from leading scholars intimately familiar with both Canadian and East Asian business practices, these volumes are an indispensable resource for corporations and governments looking to expand their business into East Asia, or for anyone who wants to better understand Canada's complex relationship with the Asian countries.

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  • Page Count: 200 pages
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Focuses on key business issues facing East Asia that corporations and governments should understand, including regionalization initiatives, obstacles to continued rapid growth in China, aging and pension reform, and the changing security environment.

East Asia in Transition: Economic and Security Challenges

By Wendy Dobson and A.E. Safarian

© 2002

The HSBC Bank Canada Papers on Asia series was begun in 1995 to examine Canada's relationship with the East Asian economies and to reduce the information barriers resulting from distance and unfamiliarity in these markets. Six years on from the inception of the series, much has changed in the international environment. The Asian economies suffered a significant crash, a rapid rebound, only to slow again in 2000-2001. This, the sixth and last volume in the series, looks to the future. This new volume focuses on key issues facing the region that corporations and governments should understand, including East Asian regionalization initiatives, obstacles to continued rapid growth in China, aging and pension reform, and the changing security environment. In addition, the Canadian business performance six years on is re-evaluated.

With contributions from leading scholars intimately familiar with both Canadian and East Asian business practices, these volumes are an indispensable resource for corporations and governments looking to expand their business into East Asia, or for anyone who wants to better understand Canada's complex relationship with the Asian countries.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: HSBC Bank Canada Papers on Asia
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.2in x 0.8in x 9.3in
  • Author Information

    Wendy Dobson, one of Canada's leading international economists, provides two unique vantage points based on her own experiences in the two countries and in the international system. One is top-down, informed by her role as Canada's Associate Deputy Minister of Finance responsible for international financial diplomacy in the G-7 in the late 1980s and more recently as a professor at the University of Toronto. The other perspective is bottom-up, drawing on her life and work in India in the 1960s, in a job that took her into politicians' offices and sent her into the villages, and her many visits to China starting in 1978, the year that its transformation began to emerge.

    Since 1993 she has led research and teaching at the Rotman Institute for International Business at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. She has published twenty books and many articles on Asia and the international economy. Between 1995 and 2002 she was the managing editor of the Hong Kong

    A.E. Safarian is a professor emeritus in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

  • Table of contents

    • Preface
    • Do institutions matter for growth? - A.E. Safarian and Wendy Dobson
    • East Asia: A new regional player in the world economy? - Wendy Dobson
    • What ails China?: A long run perspective on growth and inflation (or deflation) in China - Loren Brandt and Xiadong Zhu
    • East Asia's ageing populations: Pension reform and its implications - Walid Hejazi and Pauline Shum
    • The challenges of attaining security in the Asia Pacific - Brian L. Job
    • Canadian business in East Asia: Better than expected - Keith Head and John Ries

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