Title: Asia's new challenges: redesigning the interface with the international economy

Authors: Juliane Brach; Jan Vang

Addresses: The Knowledge Company, Højlandsvangen 44, 2700 Brønshøj, Denmark; Maastricht School of Management, Endepolsdomein 1506229 EP Maastricht, The Netherlands. ' Department for Business and Management, Sino-Danish Center and Center for Industrial Production, Aalborg University, Lautrupvang 2b, 2750 Ballerup, Denmark

Abstract: Asian countries are currently undergoing significant changes with respect to their role in and interaction with the international economy. Despite their heterogeneity, Asian countries share the common aim to upgrade capacities, skills and capabilities. This paper aims at unpacking the challenges and consequences of Asian countries' four decades of internationalisation. Special attention is granted to the current redesign of the interface with focus on the upgrading towards becoming knowledge and technology intensive nations; nations that are also exporters of FDI.

Keywords: internationalisation; globalisation; upgrading; foreign direct investment; FDI; knowledge economy; Asia; international economy interfaces; technology-intensive; knowledge-intensive.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTG.2012.050959

International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 2012 Vol.6 No.4, pp.255 - 263

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 11 Dec 2012 *

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