The Economics of the Latecomers

The Economics of the Latecomers

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This book examines the spectacularly successful economies of East Asia, Japan and South Korea. The comparison of the 'catching-up' process in Japan and South Korea includes studies of the iron and steel and semi-conductor industries. The author shows the difficulties involved in trying to detect general patterns of development, as both countries appear to respond to different technological imperatives. As a result general models of development should be treated with caution, given the need to consider different historical and institutional contexts.This book is a revised version of a Ph.D. dissertation which I wrote at Cambridge University. ... I was working as a journalist for an economic newspaper in South Korea, the Maeil Business Newspaper and TV, before i came to Cambridge andanbsp;...

Title:The Economics of the Latecomers
Author:Jang-Sup Shin
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-05-13


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