A book “Clusters and Economic Growth In Asia” provides insights into the development and transformation of various clusters and industrial sectors in East and Southeast Asia.

Economic Sociology and Political Economy

The volume edited by Sören Eriksson (Jönköping University, Sweden) deals with a number of important issues including the increasing relevance of cluster policies and the need to understand them in the context of the institutional and structural transition of newly industrializing East Asian economies. The autors also investigate the role of information and communication technology in economic growth, an emerging biomedical cluster in South Korea, an industrial agglomeration of Taiwanese electronics firms in China, and different sectorial and regional growth models in China. The book moves on to study the technology intensity of FDI in Vietnam and the implications for economic growth and emerging clusters, as well as the origin and characteristics of foreign technology transfer in a Chinese aircraft industry cluster. Other interesting cases from countries such as Indonesia, Japan, Singapore included.

To the book (Open access to the 1st chapter)

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