Emergent Economies, Divergent Paths: Economic Organization and International Trade in South Korea and Taiwan

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The result of a collaboration between a leading trade economist and a leading economic sociologist specializing in East Asia, this volume offers an original explanation of the development paths of post-World War II Korea and Taiwan. that attempts to reshape the way economists, sociologists, and political scientists will think about economic organization in the future. One of the principal empirical findings, within their theory of how capitalist economies become organized, is that a primary cause for the ...

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Overview

The result of a collaboration between a leading trade economist and a leading economic sociologist specializing in East Asia, this volume offers an original explanation of the development paths of post-World War II Korea and Taiwan. that attempts to reshape the way economists, sociologists, and political scientists will think about economic organization in the future. One of the principal empirical findings, within their theory of how capitalist economies become organized, is that a primary cause for the industrialization of East Asia is the retail revolution in the United States and the demand-responsiveness of Asian manufacturers.

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'Emergent Economies, Divergent Paths is an inspiring book containing grand theory as well as in-depth empirical details on the history, economy, politics and society of the two countries ...' Journal of International Management
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107634510
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/27/2014
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The problem of economic organization 13
2 Interpreting business groups in South Korea and Taiwan 50
3 A model of business groups : the interaction of authority and market power in the context of competitive economic activity 78
4 Economic organization in South Korea and Taiwan : a first test of the model 120
5 The origins of capitalist economic organization 169
6 The rise of intermediary demand : a reassessment of the "Asian miracle" 212
7 Global matching, demand responsiveness, and the emergence of divergent economies 253
8 Trade performance of South Korea and Taiwan : a second test of the model 299
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