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Author Giang Dang, author

Title Infrastructure investments in developing economies : the case of Vietnam / Giang Dang, Low Sui Pheng
Published Singapore : Springer, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Abbreviations""; ""1 Introduction""; ""Abstract""; ""1.1 Research Problem""; ""1.2 Research Scope""; ""1.3 Research Aim and Objectives""; ""1.4 Research Methodology""; ""1.5 Research Significance""; ""1.6 Organization of the Book""; ""References""; ""2 Theories of Economic Development""; ""Abstract""; ""2.1 Introduction""; ""2.2 Goals of Economic Development""; ""2.2.1 Growth of Gross National Product""; ""2.2.2 Quality of Life""; ""2.2.3 Sustainable Development""; ""2.2.4 The Millennium Development Goals""; ""2.3 The Evolution of Economic Development Thoughts""
""2.3.1 Early Views About the Nature of Economic Society and Prosperity""""2.3.2 Classical Theories of Economic Development""; "" The Linear Stages of Growth Models""; "" Structural Change Models""; "" International Dependence Models""; "" Neoclassical Counter-Revolution Models""; ""2.3.3 Contemporary Theories of Economic Development""; "" New Growth Theory""; "" Theory of Coordination Failure""; ""2.4 Summary""; ""References""; ""3 Construction and Economic Development""; ""Abstract""; ""3.1 Introduction""
""3.2 Some Basic Concepts of the Construction Industry""""3.2.1 Construction as an Economic Activity""; ""3.2.2 Construction Products""; ""3.2.3 Structure of the Construction Industry""; ""3.3 Major Economic Factors Influencing Construction Activity""; ""3.3.1 Instability of Demand""; ""3.3.2 Main Construction Inputs""; "" Labour""; "" Equipment and Construction Technology""; "" Building Materials""; ""3.3.3 Sources of Finance""; ""3.4 Construction and Aggregate Output""; ""3.4.1 Capital Formation""; ""3.4.2 National Income""; ""3.4.3 Other Observations""
""3.5 Construction and Sectoral Output""""3.5.1 Backward Linkages""; ""3.5.2 Forward Linkages""; ""3.6 Construction and Macroeconomic Stabilization""; ""3.7 Government Institutions for Construction Industry Development""; ""3.8 Conclusions""; ""References""; ""4 Trade and Economic Development""; ""Abstract""; ""4.1 Introduction""; ""4.2 Trade Between Nations and Some General Features""; ""4.3 International Trade and Economic Development""; ""4.4 International Market Access Issues and Trade Policies for Developing Countries""; ""4.5 Trade Policy Institutions""; ""4.6 Summary""; ""References""
""5 Public Investments in Infrastructure for Trade and Economic Development""""Abstract""; ""5.1 Introduction""; ""5.2 Theory of Coordination Failure and Role of Government""; ""5.3 Public Investments in Infrastructure and Knowledge Gap""; ""5.4 Infrastructure Planning and Implementing in Developing Countries""; ""5.4.1 Problems in Infrastructure Planning""; "" Capacity for Estimation and Monitoring of Rates of Return of Projects""; "" Politicized Decision-Making""; "" Transparency and Accountability""; "" Institutional Weaknesses in Planning""
Summary This book aims to provide knowledge on how infrastructure is planned and built in a typical developing country, and what key variables are there in the system limiting the efficient use of public investments in infrastructure. The book begins with a comprehensive literature review on construction and economic development, and trade and economic development. The focus of the book is on the case of Vietnam, with lessons drawn for other developing economies. The book employs the mixed use of data to provide a stronger basis for analysis and interpretation of related government policies. Based on
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 1, 2014)
Subject Public investments -- Vietnam -- Case studies.
Vietnam -- Economic policy -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Low, Sui Pheng, author
ISBN 9789812872487 (electronic bk.)
9812872485 (electronic bk.)