Foreign Investment in Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century

  • J. Thomas Lindblad

Part of the A Modern Economic History of Southeast Asia book series (MEHSA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 210-240

About this book


This monograph is the first book-length study of foreign direct investment in Southeast Asia during both the late colonial period and in the contemporary period. It examines the leading Southeast Asian countries receiving foreign investment this century. The arrival of today's Asian investors, from Japan and the four Asian NICs, is described after a brief discussion of the transitionary period of warfare, decolonization and assertion of newly independent states. Special attention is given to the impact of foreign investment on the economic development of the host country.


bibliography East Asia economic development foreign direct investment Japan

Authors and affiliations

  • J. Thomas Lindblad
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  1. 1.University of LeidenThe Netherlands

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