Economic Transformation and Business Opportunities in Asia

  • Pongsak Hoontrakul

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pongsak Hoontrakul
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  3. Pongsak Hoontrakul
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  4. Pongsak Hoontrakul
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  5. Pongsak Hoontrakul
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  6. Pongsak Hoontrakul
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 357-369

About this book


This book examines the uneven economy in Asia, showing how the pace of economic transformation affects prosperity and the emerging middle class. Using the Lewis turning point and the long run cycle of the rise and fall of nations as a framework, it demonstrates how demographic trends, digitalization rates and consumer preferences creates business opportunities in a disruptive and uncertain world. This includes moves toward promoting Eurasian integration, restructuring of state-owned enterprises, green economy, and the digital economies – ecommerce, fintech and sharing economy. Vanity capital, longevity and leisure economies are also discussed. The author explains what drives creative disruption, technical innovation and their effect on manufacturing, consumers, businesses, and sustainability. It is essential reading for students, academics, executives, and businesspersons wanting in-depth coverage of the economic landscape in Asia.


Sustainability Lewis turning point China India ASEAN enterprise vanity capital longevity leisure economy government initiative disruptive innovation One Belt, One Road SOEs state owned enterprises The Asian Century

Authors and affiliations

  • Pongsak Hoontrakul
    • 1
  1. 1.Vimanmak Noi Co., Ltd BangkokThailand

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