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Between Backshore and Nearshore

Jamie Peck.

in Offshore

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 15824 words.

Offshore outsourcing has always been about the search for cheaper labor, and therefore cheaper locations. This drove the initial rounds of investment in India and China, and then into other...

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Business System Evolution and the Indigenization of Multi-National Enterprise Practice Transfers in Thailand and Myanmar

Tim G. Andrews, Khin Thi Htun and Khongphu Nimanandh.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 10884 words.

This chapter explores the evolution of distinctive Asian national business systems through an examination of the influence of indigenous or (‘emic’) culture constructs on organizational...

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Change and Continuity in Corporate Governance Structures

Lai Si Tsuie-Auch, Jun Jie Yang and Toru Yoshikwa.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 9657 words.

In this chapter we compare changes in corporate governance structures in South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, and suggest some explanations for similarities and differences between these...

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Change with Continuity

Gary G. Hamilton and Solee Shin.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 12769 words.

This chapter argues that East Asian business systems are best conceptualized as emergent outcomes of competition in and across capitalist markets. The ways economies become organized and...

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Changes in Japanese and South Korean Employment Practices

Arjan Keizer.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 11318 words.

Both Japan and Korea had to whither important economic crises that inspired heated debate about the need for change in their economic institutions. This chapter discusses and compares the...

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Changing Asian Business Systems

Edited by Richard Whitley and Xiaoke Zhang.

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Book. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 464 pages.

This book examines the changing patterns of economic organization across Northeast and Southeast Asia against the backdrop of market liberalization, political changes and periodic economic...

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Changing Business Systems in East Asia

Richard Whitley.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 14179 words.

Since the distinctive business systems of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan became institutionalized during the high growth periods after the Second World War, many of the key institutions and...

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Compressed Development, Business Systems, and Innovation

D. Hugh Whittaker, Timothy J. Sturgeon and Lei Song.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 11327 words.

Business and innovation systems are shaped by the historical context in which they emerge, and subsequently prove resistant to change. Those emerging in ‘compressed developer’ China today...

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Conclusion

Xiaoke Zhang and Richard Whitley.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 21967 words.

In this book we have considered three questions: first, how dominant business systems have changed across Asian political economies since the early 1990s; second, how such changes can be...

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Conclusion

Jamie Peck.

in Offshore

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 8657 words.

This chapter draws together the principal findings and conclusions of the book, focusing on the transformative capacities of the outsourcing complex, from a site of tactical and responsive...

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Entrepreneurial Communities and the State

Steve Casper and Cornelia Storz.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 13490 words.

South Korean firms have been pioneers within the on-line computer games sector, creating an industry that ranks second internationally behind the United States. This industry is comprised...

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Exploring Outsourcing Space

Jamie Peck.

in Offshore

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 15617 words.

This chapter presents an abbreviated (modern) history of outsourcing, from the identification of the so-called new international division of labor in the 1970s, through the ascendancy of...

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Financial Reform and Change in Asian Business Systems

Leslie Young.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 11093 words.

Regional differences in the growth of equity versus bond financing suggest that different development paths have entrenched different political/business coalitions in East Asia. The...

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How Variations in Business Systems Affect the Innovativeness of Chinese Firms

Jiajia Liu and Andrew Tylecote.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 12738 words.

We look at how three features of current business systems—governance and finance, work management practices and inter-firm relations—have evolved during the reform process since 1978 in...

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Innovation Systems, Strategies, and Corporate Performance in China and South Korea

Dennis McNamara.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 13406 words.

Both China and South Korea have excelled with trade and manufacture in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector. Yet their ICT firms face intense global competition to...

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Institutions, Dominant Coalitions, and Firms

Glenn Morgan and Izumi Kubo.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 12766 words.

This chapter examines how the telecoms industry in Japan and Korea was restructured from the 1970s through to the 2000s. This was a period when all over the world, technological change,...

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Into the Outsourcing Complex

Jamie Peck.

in Offshore

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 15639 words.

This chapter enters the outsourcing complex, understood as a multidimensional socioeconomic formation that spans industrial sectors, occupations, management fields, organizations, and...

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Introduction

Richard Whitley and Xiaoke Zhang.

in Changing Asian Business Systems

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 13910 words.

This book addresses three different yet interrelated questions: first, how dominant business systems have changed across Asian political economies since the early 1990s; second, how such...

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Introduction

Jamie Peck.

in Offshore

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 9268 words.

This chapter provides an introduction to the book, presenting key terms and the scope of the subsequent discussion. Politically controversial, offshore outsourcing has been associated with...

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Noshore, or the Road to Robotistan

Jamie Peck.

in Offshore

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Political Economy. 16598 words.

This chapter looks into a future that even some of those in the outsourcing sector seem to fear—robotic process automation (RPA). The recent development and rapid commercialization of...

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