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Internationalization and Managing Networks in the Asia Pacific - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081008133, 9780081008850

Internationalization and Managing Networks in the Asia Pacific

1st Edition

Editor: Nipawan Thirawat
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081008133
eBook ISBN: 9780081008850
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 6th March 2017
Page Count: 252
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Internationalization and Managing Networks in the Asia Pacific consists of theories and analysis in sections that are related to network management, the power of business networking and the significance and role that business networking plays in propelling organizations towards international business, especially in Asia.

Moreover, it includes stakeholder theory and applications of relevant theories to assist in identifying key stakeholders in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The first section contains various fascinating headings, such as analysis of stakeholders’ needs, negotiation techniques with stakeholders, relationship management with stakeholders and the role of network management in expanding international business within Asia.

The second section emphasizes internationalization theories and empirical evidence with case studies of Asian multinational companies that have succeeded in expanding abroad, such as Singaporean, Taiwanese, Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian companies. These help provide guidelines of analysis for the adaptations these companies made to internationalize successfully, market penetration strategies used for the AEC and international expansion of Asian companies across countries in Asia and other continents.

In addition, an included debate provides information on the applications of business networking and internationalization theories, best practices and development policy recommendations, along with a discussion of the role of the public sector in supporting overseas expansion of the private sector.

Key Features

  • Consists of two interesting and important topics about network management and internationalization
  • Focuses on the role of Asian companies, including international activities
  • Includes case studies and empirical evidence from works by researchers and experts on network management and international business expansion
  • Provides policy advice to the public sectors within Asia on formulating and implementing policies
  • Offers insight into the role of the public sector in supporting international business activities of the private sector


Academics, business professionals, students and general public interested in international business and management of networks. Policy makers and government officials

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: AEC and the Changing Economic Landscape: Issues, Prospects, and Potentials

  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Background and Overview of AEC
  • 2.2 Reduced Barriers Among ASEAN Countries and Business Implications
  • 2.3 Digitization and Implications for the AEC
  • 2.4 Some Notes on Demographic Issues
  • 2.5 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 3: Investment Promotion and Liberalization in Selected ASEAN Countries

  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Investment Trends in ASEAN: FDI Inflows
  • 3.3 Investment Trend in ASEAN: FDI Outflows
  • 3.4 Regional Investment Promotion and Liberalization Policy
  • 3.5 Investment Promotion Tools
  • 3.6 Investment Promotion and Liberalization in Selected ASEAN Countries
  • 3.7 Conclusion and Policy Recommendations

Chapter 4: Internationalization Theories: Applications to Asia-Pacific Firms

  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Internationalization Process Theory
  • 4.3 Network Model and Institutional Theory
  • 4.4 Resource-Based View Theory
  • 4.5 Conclusion

Chapter 5: Internationalization Strategies of ASEAN Firms

  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Theories Influencing Internationalization Strategies
  • 5.3 Contemporary Internationalization Strategies
  • 5.4 Conclusion

Chapter 6: Global Supply Chain in Asia

  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Definitions
  • 6.3 Supply Chain Collaboration
  • 6.4 Information and Communications Technology and Supply Chains
  • 6.5 Significance of Global Supply Chains
  • 6.6 Supply Chain in Asia
  • 6.7 Future Trends in Asia
  • 6.8 Case Studies of Supply Chains in Asia
  • 6.9 Conclusion

Chapter 7: Networking Strategies and Internationalization in the Asia Pacific

  • Abstract
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Definitions and Classifications of Networks
  • 7.3 Roles of Networks in the Internationalization Process
  • 7.4 Networks in Asia
  • 7.5 Conclusion

Chapter 8: Internationalization Through Investor, Advisory Board, and Accountant Networks: An Exploratory Study of Australian SMEs

  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Theoretical Background
  • 8.3 Research Method
  • 8.4 Data Analysis
  • 8.5 Results
  • 8.6 Discussion of Results
  • 8.7 Conclusions, Implications, and Limitations

Chapter 9: Managing Networks in the Asia Pacific

  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Network-Related Theories
  • 9.3 Network Management Strategies
  • 9.4 Conclusion

Chapter 10: Contemporary Issues in Internationalization of Asia Pacific Companies

  • Abstract
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Related Theories
  • 10.3 Problems and Challenges of Firms' Internationalization
  • 10.4 Conclusion

Chapter 11: Concluding Remarks


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About the Editor

Nipawan Thirawat

Nipawan Thirawat is a lecturer at Mahidol University International College and a visiting research fellow at the University of Adelaide. She was an independent consultant and researcher for organisations including International Institute for Trade and Development, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and Kasetsart University. Her experience includes working as an economist at the Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance of the Thai Government and a program officer at the Australian Agency for International Development of the Australian Government. She has extensive experience in university teaching in the economics, business and management disciplines at various universities in Thailand. She has successfully secured grant funding from universities, research institutions and international organisations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Mahidol University International College, Thailand

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