Asian Nations and Multinationals

Overcoming the Limits to Growth

  • Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan
  • Jacques Jaussaud
  • M. Bruna Zolin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Trade Issues and International Business Strategies

  3. International Trade, Agriculture, Food Supply and Sustainable Development

  4. Firms and Societies in Asia Facing New Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan, Lucía Morales
      Pages 139-157
    3. Long Bui-Thanh, Lucía Morales, Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan
      Pages 159-173
    4. Bruno Amann, Jacques Jaussaud, Johannes Schaaper
      Pages 175-191
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan, Jacques Jaussaud, M. Bruna Zolin
      Pages 195-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-205

About this book


Although Asia has been the world engine of economic growth since World War II, growth rates have differed sharply among the countries of the region. Still, all Asian countries have experienced some degree of growth limitation. Japan is facing the crucial issue of a quickly aging and shrinking population, a situation that South Korea is bound to face in the near future too. China, which still enjoys relatively high growth rates, is dealing with an exhaustion of its export-led growth model based on low wages, as well as huge and unprecedented environmental problems. In addition, food supply is still a concern for most Asian countries in spite of huge increases in productivity in the agricultural sector, the main reason being that global demand for food products has been increasing at an even higher speed. 

This edited collection focuses on the policies – at the macroeconomic level – and strategies – at the micro-meso economic levels – that need to be deployed in order to overcome the limits to growth in a post-global financial crisis and export-led growth context. It will be of interest to all scholars of economics, management and the political sciences who work on the economies of East Asia, and also to all those who work on the theme of 'transition economies'. 

Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan is Jean Monnet Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland and International Research Fellow at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

Jacques Jaussaud is Professor of Management at the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, France.

M. Bruna Zolin is Professor at Ca’ Foscari University, Department of Economics, Venice, Italy.


Limits to economic growth Trade barriers World-trade networks Asian agricultural economics Asian food supply Sustainable development Asian economic systems Transition economies Free Trade Agreements EU’s bilateral agreements Chinese FDI International trade Microfinance in South-East Asia Asian Nations and Multinationals Economic resource challenges HR challenges Chinese subsidiaries Asian food exports

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan
    • 1
  • Jacques Jaussaud
    • 2
  • M. Bruna Zolin
    • 3
  1. 1.University of LimerickLimerickIreland
  2. 2.University of Pau and Pays de l’AdourPauFrance
  3. 3.Ca Foscari University of VeniceVeniceItaly

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