Strategic Change in the Dynamics of Regional and Global Financial Integration Following the BRI

  • Abdul WahidEmail author
  • Muhammad Zubair Mumtaz
  • Boris Kabylinskii
  • Fayqa Abdullah Ashkanani
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series book series (PAMABS)


The notion of globalization is generally developed around the synchronization of domestic and global resources. This concept is based on three pillars, that is, integration, convergence and cohesiveness. This leads toward the higher level of liberalization of economies, interrelated synchronization and high level of integration among countries. After the financial crisis in 2007, this concept has lost its strategic importance that it has been pertaining for decades which shifted the trade dynamics and interest of financial analysts toward the regional connectivity, alliance and integration. However, the concept of regional connectivity and alliances, that is, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), emerged in 2013. The main objectives of BRI were to eliminate trade barriers, create business and investment opportunities, encourage mutual trade cooperation and promote free trade for all allies of BRI. These objectives would be achieved through infrastructure development like construction of roads, rail and ports projects and promotion of services like banking, logistics, finance and other professional services. The study deliberates upon to investigate the enablers and pillars of globalizations as well as BRI and to address the question, ‘what explains the differences in positioning and importance of globalizations and BRI?’ For this purpose, we divide this chapter into three parts: (a) financial integration, (b) capital market convergence and (c) trade cohesiveness. On the flip side, what kind of changes are being brought out in the domain of financial and project management due to these three interrelated concepts? This chapter is a way forward to explore that how this emerging concept will sustain in highly integrated market and obtain desired outcomes.


Globalization Convergence theory Belt and Road Initiative Financial and project management perspectives 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdul Wahid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Muhammad Zubair Mumtaz
    • 2
  • Boris Kabylinskii
    • 3
  • Fayqa Abdullah Ashkanani
    • 4
  1. 1.NUML School of Business, National University of Modern LanguagesIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.School of Social Sciences & Humanities, National University of Sciences & TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.Faculty of Customs Administration and SecurityNorth-West Institute of Management of the Russian Presidential Academy RussiaSt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Ministry of Municipality and EnvironmentDohaQatar

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