The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia

Author: Saadia M. Pekkanen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199916252

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

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In the past quarter century, the importance of Asia in international relations has grown exponentially. This Handbook gathers the most important scholars in the field of Asia's international relations to address this momentous change in world politics. The editors and contributors focus on three basic themes: assessing appropriate theories for explaining the evolution of the international relations of Asian countries within the region and with the rest of the world; tracing the recent history of Asia in world politics; and focusing on emerging trends. The Handbook brings readers the latest scholarship on the bilateral, regional, and global relations of Asian countries in the fields of political economy, national security, and human security. Comprehensive in theme, breadth, and methodology, this Handbook is a timely addition to the existing literature on the changes currently underway in Asian countries that promise to have significant implications for world politics.
Handbook on Small Nations in the Global Economy

Author: D. van den Bulcke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781849802390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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These studies of the international competitiveness of small open economies demonstrate the critical importance of foreign direct investment as an engine of economic development: multinational enterprises are the key drivers of international competitiveness. Alan M. Rugman, University of Reading, UK Globalization has made every country small . The global economic crisis has made sure that every country has increasingly realised that it is open and vulnerable as well. This volume is both timely and relevant. Small country studies should become mainstream for scholars in business, economics and politics! Rob van Tulder, RSM Erasmus University, the Netherlands This book provides a fresh and clear-eyed view of the relationship between multinationals and location advantages of countries. It is one of the first attempts to build a constructive bridge between the theory of international business and the outstanding contribution of Michael Porter about the drivers of competitiveness. The authors address crucial issues demanding the attention of teachers, researchers, practitioners and political leaders. Philippe Gugler, University of Fribourg, Switzerland This unique, extensive Handbook illustrates that multinational enterprises can contribute substantially to the competitive advantage of small countries. It advances the notion that small nations increasingly need to rely on both home-grown and foreign multinational enterprises to achieve domestic economic success in industries characterized by international competition. The expert contributors explore the roles of firms in a range of small, successful open economies driven by such multinational enterprises across the globe. They juxtapose country data sets against Professor Michael Porter s paradigm of single diamond components and show that these single diamond components reflect merely a set of initial conditions, which can be improved upon through both inward and outward direct investment. Concluding that multinational enterprises create resource linkages between the home and host environments in which they operate, this Handbook proves to be a fascinating read for academics, students and researchers with an interest in business and management, economics and international economics.
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific User Guide

Author: Asian Development Bank

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9789292695712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 76

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The Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific (JFPR) is a partnership between the Government of Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It helps people move above the poverty threshold and toward sustainable prosperity and resilience. This guide illustrates the requirements stipulated in the JFPR Implementation Guidelines. It provides best practices, examples, tips, and suggestions to help JFPR users and clients tailor proposals to the fund’s requirements to ensure smooth project processing and efficient implementation.
Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management

Author: Christian N Madu

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789813207967

Category: Electronic books

Page: 956

View: 442

Climate change is increasingly of great concern to the world community. The earth has witnessed the buildup of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere, changes in biodiversity, and more occurrences of natural disasters. Recently, scientists have begun to shift their emphasis away from curbing carbon dioxide emission to adapting to carbon dioxide emission. The increase in natural disasters around the world is unprecedented in earth's history and these disasters are often associated to climate changes. Many nations along the coastal lines are threatened by massive floods and tsunamis. Earthquakes are increasing in intensity and erosion and droughts are problems in many parts of the developing countries. This book is therefore to investigate ways to prepare and effectively manage these disasters and possibly reduce their impacts. The focus is on mitigation strategies and policies that will help to reduce the impacts of natural disasters. The book takes an in-depth look at climate change and its association to socio-economic development and cultures especially in vulnerable communities; and investigates how communities can develop resilience to disasters. A balanced and a multiple perspective approach to manage the risks associated with natural disasters is offered by engaging authors from the entire globe to proffer solutions.