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Global Change: The Impact of Asia in the 21st Century

Palgrave Macmillan



About this book

This volume presents leading edge research into the disparate economies of Asia, and considers the dynamics and developments of those economies and their implications for the emerging global economy. Global Change is based on debates that took place at the second Global Change conference at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1998. The conference captured the Asian economic crisis as it was happening, enabling both the causes and effects of the crisis to be analysed by researchers, practitioners and key academics. The editors present here a selection of papers from the conference which focus on Asia's impact in the twenty-first century: ranging from the history of developments in Asia over the last thirty years and the changes in growth, to the processes of globalisation and its effects. The contributors are specialists in the Asian region, enabling them to analyse recent case evidence from an `insider' perspective.


  • China
  • crisis management
  • Developing Countries
  • development
  • East Asia
  • economy
  • Europe
  • European Union (EU)
  • Germany
  • globalization
  • Governance
  • internationalization
  • management
  • Policy
  • technology

About the author

RICHARD THORPE is Professor in Management and Director of the Graduate Business School in the Faculty of Management and Business at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Throughout the 1990s, he has worked and researched with colleagues in Britain, Spain, Hungary and the Czech Republic on projects with Central and Eastern Europe. He has published widely on aspects of management and development.

STEVE LITTLE is Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Management for the Open University Business School. Following eleven years in Australia based at Griffith University, Brisbane, and the University of Wollongong NSW, Steve has also held visiting professorships to the Urban Research Programme at the Australian National University and the Fujitsu Centre for Managing Information Technology in organisations at the Australian Graduate School of Management.

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