Title

KMT, Inc.: Liberalization, Democratization and the Future of Politics in Business

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2002

Publication Title

Political business in East Asia

Department

Politics and Government

Abstract

Featuring a range of international specialists, this book explores the interaction between politics and business across the region. Detailed case studies focus on Japan, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.

The relationship between government and business has become a central issue in East Asia since the financial crisis of 1997. As the Asian economies try to advance the reform process, recent scandals involving corruption and cronyism have demonstrated the ongoing significance of the issue.

Featuring a range of international specialists, this book explores the interaction between politics and business across the region. Detailed case studies focus on Japan, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. It thus forms an introduction to government-business relations in the region and makes a contribution to the understanding of the problems faced by the Asian economies.