International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

States and Networks as Drivers of East Asian Development
Assistant Professor Dana GÂRDU, Senior Lecturer Radu MUSETESCU

As paragons of development East Asian economies have challenged international academia and policymaking. This paper aims at probing two theoretical strands applied to East Asian development, i.e. state-centric and network theories. Despite these theories’ overt merits, their explanatory power can be improved by incorporating politics and culture in a novel framework.

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