The Contenders: The Growth of the Pacific Rim Powers

The Contenders: The Growth of the Pacific Rim Powers

ISBN: 0304701130

ISBN 13: 9780304701131

Publication Date: July 01, 1997

Publisher: Cassell

Pages: 320

Format: Paperback

Author: James M. Livingstone

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The traditional dominance of the United States in the business communities of the Pacific region can no longer be taken for granted. Japan, Korea and, increasingly, China are the main contenders. These are nations which have the potential to take control of this lucrative region and change the face of world commerce for ever. In this fascinating and scholarly study, James M. Livingstone systematically explores the industrial, cultural and political background of every key country in the region. It is only through a better understanding of the region that other nations will be able to anticipate future developments and participate fully in them. The author's belief (based upon his many years of academic and professional experience of the Pacific region) is that there are two groups of nations and ethnic communities scattered around the three potential superpowers, arranged geographically as an inner ring and an outer ring. He argues convincingly that these nations (such as Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia) hold the clues to ultimate dominance. Subtle shifts of allegiance can make the difference between economic strength and weakness. The Contenders is the most thorough and up-to-date introduction to the complex and rapidly changing Pacific scene available. It will be invaluable for students of International or Comparative Management, for those studying at MBA level, and for all members of the business community who need information they can trust.

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