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Postindustrial East Asian cities

Author: Yusuf, Shahid ; Nabeshima, KaoruPublisher: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 2006. ; World Bank Publications 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 352 p. : Graphs/Maps ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0821356224Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HT100.42 .A Y87 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Postindustrial East Asian Cities Innovation for Growth Table of Contents Preface xi xv Abbreviations 1 Emerging Cityscapes 1 Toward a Postindustrial Urban World 5 Demand Elasticities 9 Productivity Growth, Industrial Composition, and Income Distribution 11 Technology at the Root 16 Cities in the Global Marketplace 22 The Shape of Things to Come? 24 Megacity Profiles Tokyo 29 Singapore 39 Bangkok 44 Seoul 50 Beijing 56 Shanghai 60 Conclusion 68 29 2 3 Disappearing Manufacturing 69 Population 70 Industrial Base 75 Human Capital 80 Urban Innovation System 85 Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Attractive Urban Amenities 95 Investing in Growth, Attracting Talent 98 90 vi TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 Deciphering the DNA of the Biotechnology Industry Biotechnology Rising 104 Bio-Singapore 110 Reading the Biotech Tea Leaves 101 127 137 5 Meet Astro Boy and Friends Robot Industry 142 Anime Industry 158 A New Dawn? 166 Fun, Movies, and Videogames 6 169 The Film Industry's Development in Korea 172 Making and Screening Movies in Seoul 174 Videogame Industry 191 The Emerging Multimedia Economy 206 7 Silk and Gems 211 Inventing Fashion 211 Gems: A City's Best Friends? A Fashionable Bangkok 230 223 8 Sculpting the Urban Skyline 239 Why Construction? 241 The Construction Industry in Shanghai A Statistical Profile 247 Innovation in the Construction Industry Current Status and Prognosis 263 Gold in Silicon 271 245 259 9 Beijing's Silicon Credentials 274 When It All Began and How 275 Electronic Zhongguancun 282 Constructing a Metropolitan-Scale Innovative System An Electronics and Information Technology Capital? 287 293 10 Summing Up 303 304 306 Identifying Postindustrial Cities Selecting Urban Industrial Engines Engine Drivers 309 References Index 339 351 311 About the Authors

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