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Princes of the Yen and the Japanese Shock Doctrine

“It is better for the Bank of Japan not to attract attention and remain as quit as the forest in a rural shrine.” – Hisato Ichimada, the 18th Governor of the Bank of Japan, 1946-1954 (Werner 2003: 70) “Thanks to this … Continue reading

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Are you interested in grabbing a green tea or Asahi together at the International Sociological Association Congress in Yokohama?

I’m exciting to be heading to the International Sociological Association Congress in Yokohama, Japan. If you’ll be there too and you’re interested in saying hello/kon’nichiwa or grabbing a green tea or Asahi together, feel free to email me (komlik@gmail.com). We’ll try to stretch the … Continue reading

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Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison provides a comprehensive analysis of the development of New Investment Funds —private equity, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds—and their impact upon labour and employment. Several countries are selected for in-depth treatment: US, UK, … Continue reading

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Varieties of Capitalism classification is not applicable to Asia

“Asian business systems: institutional comparison, clusters and implications for varieties of capitalism and business systems theory” (open access paper) presents an institutional comparison of 13 major Asian business systems—China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Korea, … Continue reading

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A book “Clusters and Economic Growth In Asia” provides insights into the development and transformation of various clusters and industrial sectors in East and Southeast Asia.

The volume edited by Sören Eriksson (Jönköping University, Sweden) deals with a number of important issues including the increasing relevance of cluster policies and the need to understand them in the context of the institutional and structural transition of newly … Continue reading

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