Varieties and Alternatives of Catching-up

Asian Development in the Context of the 21st Century

  • Yukihito Sato
  • Hajime Sato

Part of the IDE-JETRO Series book series (IDE)

About this book


This book sheds new light on the advancement of various industries in developing Asian countries through an application and re-examination of catch-up industrialization theory. With contributors presenting their own perspectives on the progression of a range of different industries in Asia, this volume provokes readers to reconsider their current understanding of industrialization in latecomer countries. More specifically, the chapters discuss Taiwan's semiconductor industry, Korea's steel industry, and Malaysia's palm oil industry, amongst others. The authors also explore the 'catch-down' innovation strategy in China and India. Varieties and Alternatives of Catching-up provides a thorough analysis of the strategies employed by numerous Asian countries to radically transform their low-income agricultural economies to middle-income industrialized ones. This book is essential reading for researchers and scholars interested in Asian economic development.


Asian economic development Industrial policy Globalisation Catch-up industrialisation Korea Taiwan India R&D strategy Malaysia

Editors and affiliations

  • Yukihito Sato
    • 1
  • Hajime Sato
    • 2
  1. 1.IDE-JETROInterdisciplinary Studies Center, IDE-JETROChibaJapan
  2. 2.Area Studies Center, IDE-JETRO ChibaJapan

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