Taiwan in the Global Economy: From an Agrarian Economy to an Exporter of High-Tech Products


A role model for late industrializing countries, Taiwan provides unique and interesting development lessons for third world countries. Once a poverty-stricken, resource-poor, technologically backward nation, Taiwan has become the hub of a global production network in many high tech industries with increasing significance in the world economy. In ten outstanding essays, written by highly respected economists, this book analyzes Taiwan's postwar economic development path, providing a valuable case study of its structural transformation from a labor-intensive to a technology-intensive economy.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Gustav Ranis
  • Alice H. Amsden
  • Wan-Wen Chu
  • Been-Lon Chen
  • Mei Hsu
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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