Infrastructure and Productivity in Asia

Political, Financial, Physical and Intellectual Underpinnings

  • John B. Kidd
  • Frank-Jürgen Richter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Infrastructure, Systems and Education

  3. Governance and the New Dynamics

  4. Focused Examples of Infrastructure Changes

  5. A Future Scenario

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. John Alexander, Michael Jenkins
      Pages 187-207
    3. John B. Kidd, Frank-Jürgen Richter
      Pages 208-215
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-235

About this book


There is a feeling that Asia is at a crossroad, and is facing a new crisis. The earlier crisis of 1997/98 showed that effective systems were missing. Afterwards governments, foreign investors and foreign managers initiated more holistic infrastructures, but corruption, poorly connecting systems, and a lack of transparent management have ensured that these are under performing. In this book well-informed authors offer insights on Asia's political, educational and physical infrastructures, and indicate the routes leading to better integrated futures.


Asian Economies capitalism economic development foreign direct investment management marketing productivity

Authors and affiliations

  • John B. Kidd
    • 1
  • Frank-Jürgen Richter
  1. 1.Aston Business SchoolBirminghamUK

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