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Jump to navigation. Hal HillJayant Menoneditors. Economic progress in Asia cannot be separated from globalisation's role in industrialising the region's agrarian economies.
Globalization has been hugely beneficial to Asia. Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and China have reaped lasting benefits from worldwide investment flows, knowledge exchanges, and rapid economic growth. And while globalization undoubtedly made the rich even richer, the poor also benefitted.
Economic globalization is one of the three main dimensions of globalization commonly found in academic literature, with the two others being political globalization and cultural globalizationas well as the general term of globalization. It is the increasing economic integration and interdependence of national, regional, and local economies across the world through an intensification of cross-border movement of goods, services, technologies and capital. While economic globalization has been expanding since the emergence of trans-national tradeit has grown at an increased rate due to improvements in the efficiency of long distance transportation, advances in telecommunicationthe importance of information rather than physical capital in the modern economy, and by developments in science and technology. While globalization has radically increased incomes and economic growth in developing countries and lowered consumer prices in developed countries, it also changes the power balance [ how?
Results report that overall globalization, economic globalization, and political globalization accelerate economic growth in the long-run; however, the dimensions of globalization have no significant effect in the short-run. Focusing on the individual country regressions, we find the amalgam results, as the characteristics, elasticity, and strength of political, social, and economic institutions are different in the selected countries. The policy implication is that the governments of South Asian countries should realize the importance of globalization as a powerful influencing force and should adopt the new circumstances of globalization quickly and try to find coherent policies to be connected with an evolving world.
This publication is the third in a series exploring the profound changes in globalization and how to navigate this new world. Once every generation or so for the past century, the global business environment has undergone a fundamental restructuring triggered by an international crisis or a major geopolitical shift and shaped by a confluence of technological and societal megatrends. It happened after both world wars, after the oil shocks of the s, and after the emerging-market debt crisis and the fall of the Berlin Wall in the s.
In some ways the impact has been positive: economic integration has reduced the potential for conflict, particularly in Southeast Asia. Nevertheless, globalization may give rise to new security concerns, and aggravate existing tensions. To be effective, responses to these problems must be multilateral in nature.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in the Asian Correspondent on 20 January Nishimura was quoted. THE world appears to be experiencing a globalisation backlash with an assault coming from both economic and societal fronts. In this changing world, the two defining characteristics of globalisation — increased global trade and greater economic participation in trade — now look poised for an extended downward trend.
For example, overseas direct investment grew in the late s, and overseas production development of companies and foreign investment rose, and the import penetration ratio has been on an upward trend since the early s Figure Due to the unstable financial system in Japan, people's concerns were concentrated, during this period, on domestic economic issues such as the disposal of non-performing loans and reducing excess debt. Meanwhile, microeconomic changes in corporate activities, caused by the yen appreciation shock between the late s and early s and other factors, led to structural changes in Japan's international economy.