About this book

Introduction

Drawing on the case-studies from the industrialization of East and Southeast Asian nations, this book critically examines the structural adjustment policies used in Africa in the last decade. The volume begins to construct an alternative model of economic reform for Africa based on transforming not retracting the state institutions and policies needed to promote industrialization. The Asian country studies include Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Meiji Japan. Policy alternatives to adjustment are proposed in areas such as infrastructure, social overhead capital, agriculture, trade, foreign investment, credit and finance and the organization of industry.

Keywords

agents agriculture Asia development East Asia economics entrepreneur entrepreneurship infrastructure institutions Japan organization organizations science and technology trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Howard Stein
    • 1
  1. 1.Roosevelt UniversityChicagoUnited States

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-24473-7
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-65727-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24473-7
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