Description : THE ASIA & JAPAN BUSINESS INFORMATION SOURCEBOOK If you do business in the Asia-Pacific region, or you're thinking about breaking into that booming market, this is one resource you absolutely don't want to be without. A concise guide to approximately 1,000 vital business information sources, this amazing sourcebook can save you countless hours of frustrating research and who knows how many lost opportunities. Here's how it works: The Asia & Japan Business Information Sourcebook lists a vast array of sources, including books, journals, periodicals, references, directories, databases, official reports, and more. Each source has been carefully researched and evaluated by Asia-Pacific business expert, Christopher Engholm. Each listing includes an analysis of the source, profiles of who it is best suited for-consultants, marketers, investors, risk analysts, software developers, etc.-and pricing and ordering information. To further facilitate your research, this ready reference is organized by region. Each section begins with an overview of regional economic conditions and recent trade and investment trends. And, within each section, sources are grouped by information categories, such as "Finance," or "Economy." Let's say you're interested in designing databases for the Japanese market. You'd simply go to the "Japan" section, and check under the category "Company Directories" where you'd find your first important lead: Database Japan, an annual publication put out by the Database Promotion Center of Japan. Couldn't be simpler! In the Information Age, facts are the fuel that drive business. The first and only concise guide to Asia-Pacific business information sources, this powerhouse puts you in touch with all the vital data you need to shoot for the stars. Advance praise for The Asia & Japan Business Information Sourcebook... "Engholm's Asia & Japan Business Information Sourcebook packs a large number of listings together in one place, particularly on Japan, and will be a good resource for the businessperson approaching Asia for the first time."-Chalmers Johnson Professor Emeritus The Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies University of California, San Diego Author of MITI and the Japanese Miracle "With this book, the notion of an exotic, enigmatic, unreachable Orient dies. Modern Japan and East Asia are open for business and this book shows where to get the factual information one needs on almost any business topic related to them. Those highly experienced in Japanese and East Asian business will find this book an essential tool. For those of lesser experience, the book can save a lot of wear and tear in the school of hard knocks. A marvelous accomplishment."-Robert Hecht-Nielsen Chairman of the Board HNC, Inc. "Chris Engholm has once again provided an invaluable aid to the international businessperson contemplating business in Japan and Asia. The Asia & Japan Business Information Sourcebook is thorough, comprehensive, and exceedingly well done." -Russell L. Cole Senior Production Manager Science Applications International Corporation "Invaluable! Chris Engholm has done a great job for us in his usual comprehensive, meticulous manner. A 'must have' for anyone serious about doing business in Asia." -Jack G. Lewis Director, Pacific Rim Management Programs Graduate School of Business Administration University of Southern California
Description : Apart from summarising the financial developments, reforms and policies over the past decades of the financial system in Singapore, this second edition of the Singapore Financial Sourcebook has been completely updated, revised and expanded.
Description : This book, first published in 1988, assembles a key pool of references in English to help study the 'Japanese economic challenge' of the 1980s. Collectively, these writings chronicle the historical, social and cultural background of Japan's spectacular industrial take-off. They describe, analyse and interpret the diverse manifestations of Japan's economic growth.
Description : "This sourcebook aims to introduce to English readers the political thinking of the Chinese minority in Indonesia spanning almost a century from 1900-1995." "Comprising the writings, speeches, letters, memoirs, etc. of Indonesian Chinese leaders or individuals who have been significant in the development of Chinese minority thinking in Indonesia, translated from peranakan Malay, Indonesian, Chinese or Dutch, this volume presents the voices of eminent Indonesian Chinese and thus serves as a useful resource for students of Indonesian or ethnic studies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : SAGE Sourcebook of Modern Biomedical Devices: Business Markets in the Global Environment is the first accessible, broadly available source of information that presents and quantifies the commercial success of numerous types of biomedical devices available in the global market. It is of great importance, for both the research and the business communities, to identify specific biomedical device types, per major therapeutic areas, most commercially successful in today's global economic markets, such as in the biggest market (U.S.), in the Pacific Rim, and in the newly expanded European Union. Currently, such vital information is not available anywhere else, definitely not in a unified source and not in a detailed, well-substantiated, reliable, and easy-to-read form.
Description : This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays in literary debates, polemics, and other landmark events; interviews, diaries, and letters by major authors; critical and retrospective essays by influential writers, editors, and scholars; transcripts of historical speeches and conferences; literary-society manifestos and inaugural journal prefaces; and governmental policy pronouncements that have significantly influenced Taiwanese literature. These texts illuminate AsiaÕs experience with modernization, colonialism, and postcolonialism; the character of TaiwanÕs Cold War and postÐCold War cultural production; gender and environmental issues; indigenous movements; and the changes and challenges of the digital revolution. TaiwanÕs complex history with Dutch, Spanish, and Japanese colonization; strategic geopolitical position vis--vis China, Japan, and the United States; and status as a hub for the East-bound circulation of technological and popular-culture trends make the nation an excellent case study for a richer understanding of East Asian and modern global relations.