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The Rise of a Factory Industry: Silk Reeling in Suwa District

Masaki Nakabayashi

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198292746
eISBN:
9780191603891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292740.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyzes the modernization of the silk-reeling industry, focusing on the most prosperous silk reeling district of Suwa. The rapid growth of silk reeling in Suwa is attributed to the ... More


Reluctant Regulators: How the West Created and How China Survived the Global Financial Crisis

Leo F. Goodstadt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083251
eISBN:
9789882207349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083251.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The 2007–2009 global financial crisis was predictable and avoidable, but American and British regulators chose not to intervene. They failed to implement their own policies because of an ... More


Origins: An Economy Built from Scratch?

Ian W. McLean

in Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154671
eISBN:
9781400845439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154671.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter considers Australia's historical narrative, beginning with an assessment of the Aboriginal contribution to the economy constructed by the first European settlers. In Europe, modern ... More


The Objective of Catching Up

Włodzimierz Brus and Kazimierz Laski

in From Marx to the Market: Socialism in Search of an Economic System

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283997
eISBN:
9780191596032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283997.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

As the countries of ‘real socialism’ started their transition to socialism under conditions of immaturity in orthodox Marxist (and Schumpeterian) terms, the overriding objective of their revolution ... More


The Command System

Włodzimierz Brus and Kazimierz Laski

in From Marx to the Market: Socialism in Search of an Economic System

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283997
eISBN:
9780191596032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283997.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The economic system of ‘real socialism’ grew out of the discrepancy between the expected socialist attitudes of the population and the reality of dominating self‐interest. In the absence of properly ... More


Mergers and Acquisitions in Germany: Social Setting and Regulatory Framework

Frank A. Schmid and Mark Wahrenburg

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Reviews the social setting and the regulatory framework for mergers and acquisitions in Germany. Past and existing takeover regulation is discussed against the backdrop of the German concept of ... More


Corporate Governance in Germany: An Economic Perspective

Reinhard H. Schmidt

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Analyses German corporate governance under the aspect of whether it was, and possibly still is, a consistent and economically efficient system composed of complementary elements. The author shows ... More


Economic Impact of SEZs: A Qualitative Analysis

Aradhna Aggarwal

in Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077275
eISBN:
9780199081035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077275.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a systematic analysis of the role of special economic zones (SEZs) in industrialization, modernization, and economic restructuring in India by focusing on those economic aspects ... More


Mortality, Fertility and Gender Bias in India: A District-level Analysis *

Mamta Murthi, Anne-Catherine Guio, and Jean Drèze

in Indian Development: Selected Regional Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292043
eISBN:
9780191684852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292043.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates inter-district patterns of fertility, child mortality, and gender bias in India using data from the 1981 census. The findings highlight the powerful effects of variables ... More


Multinational Enterprises in Less Developed Countries: Cultural and Economic Interactions

Mark Casson

in Enterprise and Competitiveness: A Systems View of International Business

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289579
eISBN:
9780191684746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289579.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explains how multinational enterprises (MNEs) operate in less-developed countries (LDCs) by assigning them to two cultures: the MNE represents the highly entrepreneurial culture of the ... More


Gender and Status Inequalities in Yemen: Honour, Economics., and Politics

Sheila Carapico

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Aside from the theory of Islam and the segmentation theory, this chapter states that the ‘harem theory’ is one of the three ‘theoretical metonyms’ used to describe the situation of women in ... More


Social Backgrounds of China and Taiwan

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh‐Rong Yu

in Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides some macro statistics and a review of historical events to help the reader understand the pace of social and economic development in Taiwan and China. In general, Taiwan had a ... More


Towards the Decolonization of the Mind

Stephen A. Marglin

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the influence of development, culture, and resistance on the dominant knowledge or intellectual model in India. This book provides a ... More


Development and the Politics of Knowledge: A Critical Interpretation of the Social Role of Modernization Theories in the Development of the Third World

Tariq Banuri

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter argues that the intellectual dominance of the Western model has derived not from its inherent and unequivocal superiority but rather from the political dominance of those who believe in ... More


Modernization and its Discontents: A Cultural Perspective on Theories of Development

Tariq Banuri

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter proposes an approach which can be used to contrast modern and traditional worldviews from a holistic perspective. It distinguishes between impersonal and personal maps or guide to the ... More


Modern Medicine and its Non-Modern Critics: A Study in Discourse

Ashis Nandy and Shiv Visvanathan

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter argues that the introduction of Western medicine in India marginalized traditional forms of medicine and effectively deprived Indians of the choices available within these pluralistic ... More


Railways as Part of the Hong Kong Miracle

Rikkie Yeung

in Moving Millions: The Commercial Success and Political Controversies of Hong Kong's Railway

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098824
eISBN:
9789882207196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098824.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The book examines the struggles to success, and the controversies and dilemmas of the Hong Kong railways through the political-corporate history of the MTRC and the KCRC. In many ways, this history ... More


Serving a Community at Change

Rikkie Yeung

in Moving Millions: The Commercial Success and Political Controversies of Hong Kong's Railway

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098824
eISBN:
9789882207196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098824.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines socio-political modernisation, changing politics, and changing relationships between the government, market and civil society in Hong Kong over the past three decades. The first ... More


China’s Painful Decisions:: Politics in Command

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Reluctant Regulators: How the West Created and How China Survived the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083251
eISBN:
9789882207349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083251.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Policy makers were not able to recognize moral hazard and the fact that lightly regulated markets had certain limits. In contrast to the experience of Washington and London in terms of making ... More


Conclusions

Robert J. Barro and Jong-Wha Lee

in Education Matters: Global Schooling Gains from the 19th to the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199379231
eISBN:
9780199379262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379231.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter summarizes the main findings and arguments presented in the previous chapters, and it discusses challenges related to education and human development. Many countries achieved economic ... More


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