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Gravity shift [electronic resource] : how Asia's new economic powerhouses will shape the twenty-first century /
Wendy Dobson.
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2009.
description
xiv, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1442640529, 9781442640528
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2009.
isbn
1442640529
9781442640528
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10507186
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-220) and index.
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
National Business Book Award, CAN, 2010 : Nominated
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2010-03-01:
Dobson, a former Canadian government official and member of the faculty of the University of Toronto, has contributed to the growing literature comparing China and India and speculating on the impact of their dual economic rise on the global political and economic environment. She makes her discussion of familiar topics with familiar refrains fresh by a journey into the speculative--looking at the possible state of the world in 2030 if these giants continue their current trajectory. This speculation is not disconnected from the present. When Dobson discusses possible changes to China's and India's industrial policies, for example, she takes an institutionalist approach and follows the logic of current political institutions in the two countries where policy shifts, such as greater emphasis on pollution controls, have arisen organically from the effects of rising economic wealth and the related growing political engagement with the outside world. Her political bona fides come through clearly in the way she outlines the growing role of China and India on the international political stage, such as their participation in the G-20, recognizing the interconnection between rising economic clout and growing political power and influence. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and all levels of undergraduate students. S. J. Gabriel Mount Holyoke College
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The rapid growth, diversity and strategic importance of the emerging Chinese and Indian economies have fired the world's imagination with both hopes and fears for the future. Wendy Dobson's perceptive analysis of changing institutions, demographics, and politics paints a thoughtful and surprising picture of India and China as economic powerhouses in the year 2030. Examining past events and current trends, Gravity Shiftoffers bold predictions of the changes we can expect in key economic and political institutions in China and India, changes that will inform and shape tomorrow's business decisions. Dobson's work anticipates that by 2030, China's economy will be larger than those of the United States, India, and Japan, though its population will be ageing and its growth slowing. India will also come into its own, making major strides in modernizing its vast rural population, vanquishing illiteracy, and emerging as an innovative manufacturing powerhouse. A China-India free trade agreement could well become the foundation of a cooperative Asian economic community. As the world re-evaluates business practices in the wake of the global economic crisis, Gravity Shiftprovides a clear vision of how India and China will reshape the Asian region, to inform and transform global economic institutions.
Main Description
The Size and Dynamism of the Chinese and Indian economies are driving Asia's rise. In the wake of the global financial crisis, businesses re-evaluating their international strategies are asking such questions as, Will India finally come into its own? Can China restore its 10 percent growth rate? Is there a new world order? Gravity Shift offers bold approaches to these questions as it analyzes how the business environments in the two Asian powerhouses will develop in the next two decades. Book jacket.
Main Description
The rapid growth, diversity and strategic importance of the emerging Chinese and Indian economies have fired the world's imagination with both hopes and fears for the future. Wendy Dobson's perceptive analysis of changing institutions, demographics, and politics paints a thoughtful and surprising picture of India and China as economic powerhouses in the year 2030. Examining past events and current trends, Gravity Shift offers bold predictions of the changes we can expect in key economic and political institutions in China and India, changes that will inform and shape tomorrow's business decisions.Dobson's work anticipates that by 2030, China's economy will be larger than those of the United States, India, and Japan, though its population will be ageing and its growth slowing. India will also come into its own, making major strides in modernizing its vast rural population, vanquishing illiteracy, and emerging as an innovative manufacturing powerhouse. A China-India free trade agreement could well become the foundation of a cooperative Asian economic community. As the world re-evaluates business practices in the wake of the global economic crisis, Gravity Shift provides a clear vision of how India and China will reshape the Asian region, to inform and transform global economic institutions.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Why Are They Growing So Fast?p. 3
Developing Human Capitalp. 33
Finance: Sharper Scissors Requiredp. 54
From Latecomers to Technology Titans?p. 75
Sprints, Spurts, and Stumbling Blocksp. 96
As Gravity Shiftsp. 128
The New Asian Powerhouses and the World Economy in 2030p. 148
Notesp. 185
Bibliographyp. 209
Acknowledgmentsp. 221
Indexp. 225
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