Taiwan's Economic Transformation in Evolutionary Perspective

Taiwan's Economic Transformation in Evolutionary Perspective

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The book is divided into three parts, consisting of 13 chapters. They examine entrepreneurship, innovative systems and government policies in Taiwan. Part I explores the relationship between entrepreneurship and the economic development of Taiwan. Part II examines the innovation systems of Taiwan while Part III attempts to understand the role of the government in Taiwans economic transformation. Taiwan's economic success is well documented in mainstream neo-classical economic literatures. Since the end of the Second World War, Taiwan has transformed in around 60 years time from a farmland to a high tech industrial economy. This miraculous performance has intrigued scholars to search for an explanation of Taiwan's success and more importantly, a development model for latecomer economies. It is generally admitted by scholars (including those from the neo-classical school) that Taiwan's economic success is, to a large extent, attributed to its dynamic entrepreneurs. However, economic studies on the role of entrepreneurship in the economic development of Taiwan have been few to date.When Shih founded Multitech (later renamed as Acer) in 1976, Taiwan was internationally known as a centre for manufacturing low-end products. Acer was no different. It built its reputation as an original equipment manufacture for otheranbsp;...

Title:Taiwan's Economic Transformation in Evolutionary Perspective
Author:Tony Fu-Lai Yu
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2007


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