'Professor Krongkaew is one of Thailands best known academic economists, and he has brought together an impressive number of authorities on the modern Thai economy. The resulting book should be of great value to anyone wanting an authoritative and comprehensive overview of recent developments in one of Asias most dynamic economies.' - Anne Booth, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London The book is divided into 4 parts. Part 1 gives an overview of Thai industrialization and the roles of agriculture, manufactured exports, direct foreign investment and tourism as major contributors to recent fast economic growth. Part 2 analyses the impact of industrialization on government finance, monetary policy, urbanisation, and household welfare. Part 3 further investigates impact on political development, social values, the environment, and education, health and science and technology. Part 4 looks at a future role of Thailand as a newly industrialized country in Asia.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Series:||Studies in the Economies of East and South-East Asia Series|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 1995|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsList of Figures and Tables - Notes on Contributors - Notes on Thai Names and Units of Measurement - Preface - Introduction: The Making of the Fifth Tiger: Thailand's Industrialization and Its Consequences; M.Krongkaew - PART 1: NATURE ANDEE CHARACTERISTICS OF THAI INDUSTRIALIZATION - Thai Industrialization: An Overview; M.Falkus - Contributions of Agriculture to Industrialisation;__M.Krongkaew - Export- Led Industrialization; S.Suphachalasai - Industrializing thell Service Sector, with Special Emphasis on Tourism; S.Ratanakomut - Public- Privateyy Sector Partnership in Industrialization; K.Dhiratayakinant - Rural Industrialization: Problems and Prospects; N.Poapongsakorn - PART 2: ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE INDUSTRIALIZATION PROCESS - Impact of Industrialization on Government Finance; D.Patmasiriwat - Industrialization, Financial Reform and Monetary Policy; N.Chaiyasoot - Urbanization Problems in Thailand's Rapidly-Industrializing Economy; P.J.Rimmer - Industrialization and Welfare: How Poverty and Income Distribution Are Affected?; P.Tinakorn - PART 3: IMPACT ON POLITICAL STRUCTURE, GOVERNANCE, ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL VALUES - Economic Development and Democracy; C-A.Samudavanija - Changes in Social Values in the Thai Society and Economy: A Post-Industrialization Scenario; S.Komin - The Environmental Costs of Industrialization; H.Ross & S.Thadaniti - Thailand Industrialization: Implications on Health, Education and Science and Technology;S.Khoman - PART 4: THAI INDUSTRIALISATION IN REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES - External Economic Influences, Regional Cooperation and the Role of Thailand as a NIC; S.Chirathivat - A Japanese Perspective of Thailand's Industrialization; M.Sakurai - References and Selected Bibliography - Index