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Preface 

Part 1. A Framework for Competitiveness

1. Building Competitiveness: A Roadmap and Policy Guide .................1
  Ijaz Nabi and Manjula Luthria
  Measuring Competitiveness .......................................................................4
  A Framework for Examining Competitiveness ...................................11
  Concluding Remarks ....................................................................26
  References    .........................................................................27

2. Foreign Direct Investment and Competitiveness ................................29
  Sanjaya Lall
  The Growing Importance of Foreign Direct Investment ......................29
  Traditional and New Determinants of the Location of
  Foreign Direct Investment ......................................................................36
  Policy Needs for Foreign Direct Investment........................................39
  Concluding Remarks ...............................................................51
  Appendix 2.1 Statistical Analysis of Strategies for
  High-Technology Competitiveness ..................................................55
  Notes   ..........................................................................57
  References    ....................................................................58

Part 2. Aiming for Competitiveness: Incentives

3. Corporate Governance, Corporate Performance, and
  Investor Confidence in East Asia ...........................................................59
  Ijaz Nabi and Behdad Nowroozi
  Structural Influences on Corporate Performance ..................................60
  Benchmarking Corporate Governance ...................................................62
  Reform of Corporate Governance in East Asia and
  the Challenges Ahead ........................................................................ 65



  Concluding Remarks ...................................................................71
  Appendix 3.1 Summary Fact Sheet on Corporate Governance
    in   Malaysia   ....................................................................72
  References    ....................................................................... 74

4. Competition Policy, Economic Adjustment,
  and Competitiveness ...................................................................77
  R. S. Khemani
  Structural and Governance Features of Developing
    and Transition Market Economies ........................................................78
  How Competition Can Boost Corporate Governance ..........................83
  Designing and Implementing Effective Competition LawPolicy......85
  Concluding Remarks ..................................................................93
  Notes  .............................................................................94
  References  ......................... ........ . ........................................ 95

Part 3. Achieving Competitiveness: Capabilities

5. Supporting Technology Generation and Diffusion
  at the Firm Level .....................................................................98
  Manjula Luthria
  Why Countries Cannot Afford to Miss the Boat ....................................98
  What Firms Need to Improve Their Technological Capabilities-
  and Why They Can't "Just Do It" .......................................................100
  Building High-Quality Human Capital and Skills .............................101
  Strengthening Technology Infrastructure and Links
  with Industry   ....................................................................102
  Concluding Remarks ................................................................115
  Note  ...............................................................................115
  References  ...........................................................................116

6. Upgrading Work Force Skills to Create
  High-Performing Firms  .............................................................118
  Geeta Batra and Hong Tan
  Framework for Analyzing Enterprise Training ...................................118
  Who Is Trained-and How, Why, and with What Effect? ..................120
  Constraints on Training from the Employer's Perspective ................123
  Policy Prescriptions and Experience Promoting
  Training Markets  ............................................................126
  Training Programs for the Informal Sector ...........................................132
  Concluding Remarks ..................................................................132
  References  ...........................................................................133



7. Reaping EfficiencyGains throughE-Commerce  ..............................135
  Prasad Gopalan
  Benefits of E-Commerce .............................................................135
  ProjectedDemand for E-Commerce ......................................................137
  The ePlanters Business Concept and Rationale:
  ACase Study on Investing inE-Commerce .......................................138
  Concluding Remarks     .............................................................146
  References ........................................................................148

8. Value Creation through Supply Chain Management ......................149
  Ronald Kopicki
  Supply Chains and New Forms of Industrial Organization ..............149
  Macro Effects of Supply ChainDevelopment......................................153
  Factors Affecting Supply ChainDevelopment....................................155
  References ..........................................................................163
  Useful Websites .....................................................................164

9. Protecting Intellectual Property: Why, How Much, How? ..............165
  Manjula Luthria
  Intellectual Property Rights 101, AnIntroduction..............................166
  What Are the Claims-and Fears ?........................................................169
  Five Ways to SwallowBitter Medicine............................................172
  Concluding Remarks       .............................................................176
  Notes    .............................................................................178
  References ..........................................................................180

Author Biographies    ..................................................................182

Index ..................................................................................184





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Competition, International, International trade, Investments, Foreign, Competition, Technological innovations Management, Organizational effectiveness, Industrial efficiency