Emergent Economies, Divergent Paths

Economic Organization and International Trade in South Korea and Taiwan
  • Co-Author:
  • Gary Hamilton with Robert C. Feenstra
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Date: 2014

The result of a collaboration between a leading trade economist and a leading economic sociologist specializing in East Asia, this volume offers an original explanation of the development paths of post-World War II Korea and Taiwan. that attempts to reshape the way economists, sociologists, and political scientists will think about economic organization in the future. One of the principal empirical findings, within their theory of how capitalist economies become organized, is that a primary cause for the industrialization of East Asia is the retail revolution in the United States and the demand-responsiveness of Asian manufacturers.