The chapters in this volume concentrated on the importance of, and changes in,
trade, capital markets, foreign direct investment (FDI), industry, types/forms/size
of organisation and business such as multinational companies (MNCs),
management and economic development across varied Asian economies. The
countries covered included those in South East and North East Asia, such as
Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines Japan, Korea and China (and Hong
Kong), These were analysed in a variety of ways and in a usefully comparative and
historically grounded fashion.