• Carol Yeh-Yun Lin
  • Leif Edvinsson
  • Jeffrey Chen
  • Tord Beding
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


In April 2013, the International Monetary Fund (2013) reported that global prospects have improved, but the road of recovery in the advanced economies will remain bumpy. World output growth was predicted to reach 3.25 % in 2013 and 4 % in 2014. In the major advanced economies, activity is expected to gradually accelerate with the USA taking the lead. However, risks remain in the Euro area pertaining to adjustment fatigue, insufficient institutional reform, and prolonged stagnation (IMF). In the emerging Asia, exports in China were hurt by the weak market in Europe and its growth slowed. For Nordic countries, Nordea (2013) projected 1.2 % and 2.0 % economic growth for 2013 and 2014, respectively, up from 1.0 % growth in 2012.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol Yeh-Yun Lin
    • 1
  • Leif Edvinsson
    • 2
  • Jeffrey Chen
    • 3
  • Tord Beding
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationNational Chengchi UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Universal Networking Intellectual CapitalNorrtäljeSweden
  3. 3.AccentureChicagoUSA
  4. 4.TC-Growth ABKarlstadSweden

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