about the future of Asia
Confronts The Future
by John Barry Kotch, Frank-Jürgen Richter
"Korea Confronts The Future" is a timely publication that seeks to
capture the dynamics of change on the Korean peninsula today by linking
three broad dimensions in twelve scenarios: the condition of the South
Korean economy, the trajectory of North-South relations and the changing
role of Korea’s regional neighbours and the United States. While it
is impossible to know what the future holds, this book posits alternative
possibilities and explores the implications of each. "Korea Confronts
The Future" offers a thought-provoking assessment on the challenges
facing Korea and a comprehensive outlook on Korea’s future.
and Antitrust in Asian Business Alliances
by Frank-Jurgen Richter, John B. Kidd
This book explores cutting-edge models and practices that support
cultural alliances over boundaries. It examines trends in Asia's modification
of its economic and fiscal environment, strategies undertaken by multinational
companies and governments in Asia in coping with divergent cultures,
organizational restructuring to support alliance formation and maintenance
and post-crisis strategies. The book illustrates the range of governance
structures that are seen to be better (or worse) at supporting alliances
and it offers an approach to ameliorating difficulties.
Future : The Next Challenge for Asian Business
by Arnoud DeMeyer, Peter Williamson, Frank-Jürgen Richter, Pamela
C. M. Mar
Provides a descriptive analysis of the globalization challenge for
East Asian Firms and a prescriptive framework of how Asian firms can
manage the internationalisation process. The book will contain:
- An introduction on the internationalisation challenges specific
to the Asian firm and the outline of a model on internationalisation
- A series of 8 case studies written by CEOs, illustrating different
aspects of internationalisation in Asia.
Intelligence and Global Business
by David L. Blenkhorn and Craig S. Fleisher
“Know your enemy,” wrote the ancient Chinese warrior Sun Tzu. As one
of the authors in this volume reminds readers, knowledge about the
enemy is a helpful way to see the field of competitive intelligence
(CI). Competitive intelligence (CI) is the practice of gathering and
analyzing information about competitors in order to gain an edge in
the marketplace or by shoring up one's own company's defenses prior
to an anticipated assault. The stakes are even higher in a global
environment, where the potential risks and rewards are amplified.
This volume explores emerging trends that affect and influence CI
today, such as the impact of digital commerce, the effects of interest
groups, and new laws governing the practice of CI across borders.
This book illustrates how CI is conducted around the world and highlights
the ways in which practicing CI globally is fundamentally different
from doing so in a static, one-country context. The authors offer
fresh insights and recommendations for CI specialists, strategic planners
and executives, marketers and product developers, and anyone studying
competition and strategy.
Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the
by Clyde Prestowitz
Is the rapid economic and social development of China, India, and
other Asian countries a threat or an opportunity for the West? For
many, the answer is mixed. But for former trade negotiator Clyde Prestowitz,
president of the Economic Strategy Institute, a non-partisan research
organization, the trend lines all add up to a weakened America that
is even a second-rate player in territory it now owns: innovation.
Brand Strategy - a new paradigm for Asia
by Martin Roll
Towards 2020, a rapid changing landscape will emerge in Asia where the
opportunities for Asian companies to benefit from international branding
efforts will be larger than ever before. The growing emphasis on shareholder
value and brand strategy to drive value will move up the boardroom agenda
and become one of the most prominent drivers of value in Asia Pacific.
Asian Brand Strategy offers insights, knowledge and perspectives on
Asian brands and branding as a strategic tool and provides a comprehensive
framework for understanding Asian branding strategies and Asian brands,
including success stories and challenges for future growth and strengths.
The book includes theoretical frameworks and models and up-to-date case
studies on Asian brands, and it a must-read for Asian and Western business
leaders as well as anyone interested in the most exciting region of
The book presents the Asian Brand Leadership model illustrating the
paradigm shift Asian brands need to undertake to unleash their potential.
First, mindsets and practices need to change in the Asian boardroom.
The book invites a complete shift in the way Asian boardrooms think
of branding: from a tactical view to a long-term, strategic perspective,
from fragmented marketing activities to totally aligned branding activities,
from a vision of branding as the sole responsibility of marketing managers
to branding as the most essential function of the firm led by the boardroom.
Second, this new perspective must be steeped into a more acute perspective
on the consumer behaviour patterns. Asia is not a homogenous entity.
Even more importantly, Asian countries are more and more traversed by
cultural flows permeating the region: cinema, music and fashion trends
that are present extend beyond national borders to capture the imagination
of millions. Branding and brands do not operate in vacuum, but are closely
linked to developments in society, to people and to cultures.
Third, managers wanting to succeed in Asia need to abandon the idea
of an oriental Asia of the past. Asian consumers are all vying for an
Asian type of modernity that has nothing to do with colonial imagery.
Fourth, to create iconic brands, Asian managers will have to become
trendsetters. The perspective developed in this book is that, in order
to be successful, Asian brands need to capture the spirit of the region,
but they also need to lead the way by creating that spirit.
Finally, this shift can be achieved only if everybody in the company
is convinced by the power of branding and if all strategies and actions
are aligned around the brand. This must be led by the Asian boardroom.
Software Industry: Business Strategy and Dynamic Co-ordination
by Parthasarathi Banerjee
The Indian software industry has rapidly grown over the past decade,
and most of this growth has been derived from exports to the US market.
This book deals with business models, particularly the way the unique
software model in India has evolved. It focuses on manpower resources
in the software industry and knowledge diffusion through job switching,
and the resulting impacts on business strategy.
Business in India
by Rajesh Kumar, Anand Sethi
This book analyzes the evolution of India as a major global economic
player and what it takes to succeed in the Indian business environment.
Kumar and Sethi describe the Indian political, socio-cultural, and
economic environment, exposing the constraints and opportunities that
the environment poses for the foreign investor. They also reveal the
strategies of success for the foreign investor in India. Examples
of both successful as well as unsuccessful attempts to penetrate the
Indian market are provided.
East Asian Miracle : Economic Growth and Public Policy
by The World Bank
The extraordinary growth enjoyed over the last several decades by
many East Asian countries has amounted to nothing less than an economic
miracle. Employing unorthodox policies, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan,
Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand have
all produced dramatic results with far-reaching improvements in human
welfare and income distribution, leading many to ask whether a similar
achievement can be duplicated elsewhere.
Written for the nonspecialist, this World Bank Policy Research Report--the
first in an important new series--discusses in detail the means by
which these high-performing Asian economies (HPAEs) realized their
staggering success between 1965 and 1990. Examining how these countries
stabilized their economies with sound development programs that led
to fast growth, the book also shows how they shared the new prosperity
by making income distribution more equitable.
The book makes clear how the HPAEs promoted rapid capital accumulation
by making banks more reliable and encouraging high levels of domestic
savings, while universal primary schooling and better primary and
secondary education quickly increased their skilled labor forces.
Also included are illustrative examples of productive agricultural
programs, modest tax policies, the modification of price distortions,
foreign technology and investment, and the cooperation of government
and private enterprise.
Exposing to a broad audience the revolutionary process that transformed
East Asia into the collection of economic juggernauts that it is today,
this provocative World Bank report offers wisdom for today's up-and-coming
markets, highlighting the policies that will make a difference as
well as those that, despite their effectiveness in the Orient, could
prove disastrous elsewhere.
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