Public role of private sector

Mapping online child safety in Asia and the Pacific

In today’s age, the Internet has become essential for children’s education and social development. Yet the very same technologies can expose children to...

Matchmaking: establishment of state‐owned holding companies in Indonesia

Under the government of President Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s state‐owned enterprises (SOEs) have become the driver of the national development strategy. The...

'An example for corporate social responsibility': British American Tobacco's response to criticism of its Myanmar subsidiary, 1999–2003

In 2013, British American Tobacco (BAT) returned to Myanmar a decade after it had left the country under pressure from civil society, international...

China's disinterested government and the rule of law

This article seeks to understand how China has managed to achieve such high rates of growth over the past four decades despite the absence of a veritable...

Global productions sharing and local entrepreneurship in developing countries: evidence from Penang Export Hub, Malaysia

This article examines opportunities and policy options for developing countries to promote engagement of local firms in global production networks. The...

The energy trilemma and the smart grid: implications beyond the United States

This article argues that smart grid technologies enable policy-makers and communities to successfully manage enduring energy policy concerns. It defines...

Influence of safety risk perception on post-Fukushima generation mix and its policy implications in Japan

Four years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, a future portfolio of the electrical power generation mix was finally and officially...

China's banking sector as the foundation of financial reform

China is in the process of undertaking financial reform in many directions—introducing small private banks in the banking sector, promoting bond and...

The economic impact of the mining boom on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Many mining operations are on or near Indigenous land, and the strong level of investment during the recent mining boom may have disproportionately...

Factors affecting entry into supply chain trade: an analysis of firms in Southeast Asia

This article undertakes a comparative, firm-level analysis of joining supply chain trade in five Southeast Asian economies to improve our understanding of...

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