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Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

In an increasingly interdependent world, many of the most important issues are driven by economic forces. This series applies newly developed economic techniques to some of the most pressing contemporary problems. The aim of the series is to demonstrate the relevance of modern economic theory to the modern world economy, and to provide key reading for researchers and policy-makers.

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  1. Measuring National Income in the Centrally Planned Economies

    Why the West Underestimated the Transition to Capitalism

    By William Jefferies

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    In 1991 "Communism" collapsed. The cold war was over and the West had won. Whole cities, Moscow, St Petersburg, Warsaw, Beijing, Budapest and Bucharest, whole countries indeed, were privatised for nothing or next to nothing. This was probably the greatest expansion of the world market in history....

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Corruption, Economic Growth and Globalization

    Edited by Aurora A. C. Teixeira, Carlos Pimenta, António Maia, José António Moreira

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    Fighting and preventing corruption requires therefore an understanding of the social, political and economic realities that prevail in particularly settings, viewed from an interdisciplinary, multidimensional, and a multi country perspective. It also requires scholars to distinguish between...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Comparing Post War Japanese and Finnish Economies and Societies

    Longitudinal perspectives

    Edited by Yasushi Tanaka, Toshiaki Tamaki, Jari Ojala, Jari Eloranta

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    This book compares two countries with striking parallels in economic and political outcomes, yet with some distinct features in terms of institutional structures, relative size, and culture. Therefore, this book forms a fruitful platform for the study of the similarities and differences in the...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Geographical Transformation of China

    Edited by Michael Dunford, Liu Weidong

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    The aim of this book is to examine the transformation of the geography of China in the years since the start of China's policy of reform and opening-up in 1978, as seen through the eyes of Chinese geographers. Throughout that period, Chinese geographers have studied these environmental, economic,...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Economics of Cooperative Education

    A practitioner's guide to the theoretical framework and empirical assessment of cooperative education

    By Yasushi Tanaka

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    A considerable number of higher educational institutions in North America, Oceania, and Europe, offer what are known as cooperative education, work-integrated learning, work placements, sandwich courses, or internships, to provide pragmatic experience to students, and its popularity is spreading to...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Japan's Aid

    Lessons for economic growth, development and political economy

    By Edward M Feasel

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    In the twentieth century Japan emerged as one of the world’s leading economic powers: rising from wartime destruction to a leading economic engine in world markets. Japan’s economic aid policy, beginning with war reparations following its defeat in World War II, became a vehicle to help achieve...

    Published October 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Case Studies on Chinese Enterprises

    Edited by Donglin Xia

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    This book is a collection of teaching cases on two Chinese companies, UFIDA and Founder. The cases describe the management practices of typical Chinese companies. UFIDA is a well-known company providing management software while Founder is a long-established high-tech company. The book aims at...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Economics of Knowledge Generation and Distribution

    The Role of Interactions in the System Dynamics of Innovation and Growth

    Edited by Pier Paolo Patrucco

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    Contemporary capitalistic systems have been undergoing profound transformations determined by the transition towards the so-called knowledge based economy, i.e. a competitive system based on the capabilities firms have to create, use and circulate knowledge. These transformations concern both the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. International Remittance Payments and the Global Economy

    By Bharati Basu, James T. Bang

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    International Remittance Payments are described mainly as money sent by immigrants to their families and friends in their home countries. These payments provide an important source of income that is mostly used to provide for a variety of basic needs of the non-migrating members of immigrant...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Processes and Practices of Fair Trade

    Trust, Ethics and Governance

    Edited by Brigitte Granville, Janet Dine

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    This book analyzes the factors behind the recent expansion of Fairtrade and questions whether the trust given to the scheme by "ethical" shoppers is warranted. It goes about this assessment by analyzing the claim of ethical shopping and by scrutinizing the specific contribution of the Fairtrade...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge