The East Asian High-tech Drive

The East Asian High-tech Drive

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East Asia has been an area of high economic growth for several decades. The East Asian High-Tech Drive argues that to maintain the growth momentum, the more advanced East Asian economies need to pay particular attention to policies designed to upgrade their industrial capabilities. The authors argue that effectively functioning institutions, predictable commercial policies, investments in human capital and infrastructure, openness and macroeconomic stability are essential for growth and technological development. Regarding the two lower income economies in the sample, Indonesia is found to have the smallest improvement in the skill intensity of its exports, while the Philippines has registered the slowest economic growth. For both countries, industrial upgrading issues are not as imperative as achieving or regaining rapid, labour-intensive growth as both recently experienced major political instabilities.A wave of investments into storage products (hard disk drives or HDDs) was ushered in by the entry in close succession of all ... was set up to produce printed wiring boards (PWBs) mainly for the automotive industry but also partly for HDDs anbsp;...

Title:The East Asian High-tech Drive
Author:Yunpeng Zhu, Hal Hill
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing -


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