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Infrastructure and Productivity in Asia: Political, Financial, Physical and Intellectual Underpinnings (Hardback)
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Infrastructure and Productivity in Asia: Political, Financial, Physical and Intellectual Underpinnings (Hardback)

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Hardback 235 Pages / Published: 11/02/2005
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There is a feeling that Asia is at a crossroad, and is facing a new crisis. The earlier crisis of 1997/98 showed that effective systems were missing. Afterwards governments, foreign investors and foreign managers initiated more holistic infrastructures, but corruption, poorly connecting systems, and a lack of transparent management have ensured that these are under performing. In this book well-informed authors offer insights on Asia's political, educational and physical infrastructures, and indicate the routes leading to better integrated futures.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403942913
Number of pages: 235
Weight: 475 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
Edition: 2005 ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This landmark volume offers a timely and outstanding contribution, and is a most serious and sophisticated attempt to approach the tension between economic development and moral standards in Asia. John Kidd and Frank-Jurgen Richter call strongly for more inclusive, pro-people, dynamic, and interactive forms of economic policies attuned to the evolving realities in Asia, and put a premium on the rule of law and good governance which must be home-grown in each country because these cannot be outsourced.' - Fidel V. Ramos, Chairman, Ramos Peace and Development Foundation; and former President of the Philippines

'Infrastructure is a big word and a big subject, but there is no doubt that Asia will be spending hundreds of billions of dollars on both hard and soft infrastructure to underpin its economic growth in the coming years. This book is a timely collection of essays on the subject, and it should be of particular interest to those engaged in building Asia's vital but still inadequate social services infrastructure.' - Victor Mallet, Chief Asia Correspondent, Financial Times, Hong Kong

'This book highlights one of the most challenging tasks for Asia today - under the veneer of explosive economic growth and development lies a far more explosive and daunting task of ensuring that adequate (and sometimes obsolete) infrastructure meet the needs and aspirations of a booming Asian economy and a fast-developing Asian society and polity! John Kidd and Frank-Jurgen Richter have posed this fundamental problematique clearly and seek to offer readers an insight into a better future for Asia, in meeting this challenge.' - Dr Eric Teo Chu Cheow, Council Secretary, Singapore Institute of International Affairs and Managing Director, Savoir Faire Corporate Consultants, Singapore

'Asia is both diverse and unique. The authors dig into infrastructure such as education and governance and connect these to productivity. It is a very insightful and interesting book - and it tells us that the resolution of Asia's own agenda will take Asia towards a brighter century.' - Yoshito Hori, Chairman and CEO, Globis Group, Japan

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