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Foreign Investment in Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century

Foreign Investment in Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century

by J. Thomas Lindblad
     
 

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This is the first book-length study of foreign direct investment in Southeast Asia during both the late colonial period and in the contemporary period. It covers all major countries receiving foreign investment in the region and embraces the entire twentieth century. Pioneering under the protective umbrella of European colonialism is depicted with examples from French

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This is the first book-length study of foreign direct investment in Southeast Asia during both the late colonial period and in the contemporary period. It covers all major countries receiving foreign investment in the region and embraces the entire twentieth century. Pioneering under the protective umbrella of European colonialism is depicted with examples from French Indochina, British Malaya, Dutch Indonesia and the Philippines under American rule. The arrival of today's Asian investors, from Japan and the four Asian NICs, is described after a brief interlude about the transitionary period of warfare, decolonization and assertion of newly independent states. Special attention is given to the impact of foreign investment on the economic development of the host country. The colonial drain is contrasted with today's prospects for transfers of technology in an area that is once again attractive for foreign capital.

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Lindblad (economic history, U. of Leiden, Netherlands) looks at the history, patterns, and effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Southeast Asia throughout this century. In order to focus on foreign capital flows with an immediate impact on productive capacity in the host country economy, he confines his discussion to private capital flows and excludes portfolio investments. His conclusion is that the impact of FDI on the economic development of host countries in the area is more profound and favorable now than in the colonial period. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312177553
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
A Modern Economic History of Southeast Asia Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 1.02(h) x 8.76(d)

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