© 1995

Thailand’s Industrialization and its Consequences

  • Medhi Krongkaew

Part of the Studies in the Economies of East and South-East Asia book series (SEESEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: The Making of the Fifth Tiger — Thailand’s Industrialization and Its Consequences

  3. The Nature and Characteristics of Thai Industrialization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Malcolm Falkus
      Pages 13-32
    3. Suphat Suphachalasai
      Pages 66-84
    4. Kraiyudht Dhiratayakinant
      Pages 99-115
    5. Nipon Poapongsakorn
      Pages 116-140
  4. Economic Impacts of the Industrialization Process

  5. Impact on Political Structure, Governance, Environment and Social Values

  6. Thai Industrialization in Regional and International Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325

About this book


'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.


agriculture development Economic Development economy education finance growth health income distribution monetary policy science and technology tourism university urbanization welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Medhi Krongkaew
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Thammasat UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Research School of Pacific and Asian StudiesCanberraAustralia

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