The Role of Governance in Asia

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Yasutami Shimomura, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2003 - Business & Economics - 381 pages
This volume investigates the missing link, the complicated realities of the relations between governance and development through case studies of ASEAN countries. Its main objective is to explore a theoretical framework to overcoming the limitations of mainstream approaches by employing case studies on decentralization, crisis management, corporate governance and foreign aid management of both public and private entities. 
          
          From the beginning of the 1990s onwards, the international aid community has increasingly stressed that good governance, together with democracy and protection of basic human rights, is indispensable for sustainable economic development. The terms, however, are complex, broad, and arguable. They largely refer to discipline of government institutions and the capacity of the public sector.
          
          While a wide variety of empirical studies has been done on the relations between good governance and development, it is still unclear how the differences in governance influence development performance in a real world.
 

Contents

Evidence from Newly
27
A Study on
88
Ala Data of Publicly Listed Companies under 6 Business
124
Governance Factors in Indonesian Economic Development
137
Health Sector Management and Governance in Thailand
190
The Political
253
Economic Governance in Malaysia and its Links with the
316
State Bureaucrats Economic Development and
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 Yasutami Shimomura s Professor, Faculty of Humanity and Environment, Hosei University, Japan

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