Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was founded in 1989. Since then the forum has developed into a major player in tri-partite relations between North America, East Asia and Europe.

Author: Werner Draguhn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136130586

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was founded in 1989. Since then the forum has developed into a major player in tri-partite relations between North America, East Asia and Europe. The Seattle and Bogor Summits were landmark events suggesting to many observers a gravitational shift in the world economy and world politics. Yet the Asian financial crisis had a sobering effect on high-flying expectations as APEC contributed little to crisis management. In the light of such contradictory performance, distinguished scholars here examine APEC's achievements and failures, its role and functions in international relations, its linkages with regional organisations and the interplay between the forum and national interests of major factors in the region.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

This compelling book about APEC and its background, goals and problems, provides the reader with the necessary information on the crucial role that it plays.

Author: Sandra L. Downing

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590336984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

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In 1989, President George Bush was President of the United States the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum was established to promote economic integration around the Pacific Rim and to sustain economic growth. APEC currently has 21 members: Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Republic of the Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; USA; Vietnam. The United States, recognising the value of top-level meetings to advance the work of creating a Pacific community, invited member economies' leaders to Blake Island, Washington, to meet informally to discuss major issues in the APEC region. This gathering of economic leaders has become the single most important institution in the Asia Pacific region. It brings top level attention to APEC's vision of free trade and investment as well as providing a forum for leaders to meet on a regular basis both as a group and bilaterally to discuss current issues and resolve disputes. The economic health of the APEC region is vitally important to America's continued prosperity. Economic growth across the APEC region waned this year, largely in response to the slowing US economy and the weakening global demand for many of the Asian members' exports (particularly electronics). Many members have lowered their 2001 growth projections in light of poor performance during the first half of the year, although most will still post positive results. This compelling book about APEC and its background, goals and problems, provides the reader with the necessary information on the crucial role that it plays. A revived Asia-Pacific region means more exports from and investments by U.S. companies, more jobs for Americans and more U.S. economic growth.


Pacific Cooperation

Long divided by cultural, economic, and political differences, the Asia-Pacific region has little history of multilateral cooperation.

Author: John Ravenhill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000309711

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Long divided by cultural, economic, and political differences, the Asia-Pacific region has little history of multilateral cooperation. Alliances that once linked individual countries with one or the other superpower fostered deep mistrust among neighbouring states. The end of the Cold War, however, has created new opportunities for multilateral coo

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC and Pacific Multilateralism

This is supposed to be reached primarily by the establishment of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).

Author: Tristan Lizardo

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 366879829X

Category: Political Science

Page: 17

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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Globalization, Political Economics, grade: 1.0, University of Chile (Facultad de Economía y Negocios), language: English, abstract: The “Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation” (APEC) was established in 1989, and holds 21 so called member economies, all located on the Pacific Rim. Each member represents a particular economic region rather than individual states which is illustrated in Exhibit 1. APEC’s main goal is promoting “sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region” (Achievements and Benefits, 2016). This is supposed to be reached primarily by the establishment of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP). However, APEC is working on many different topics and various alliances have been formed in order to enable free trade and investment, good cooperation among members, regional economic integration, enhancing human security and facilitating a favorable sustainable business environment in the Asia-Pacific. The organization works as a cooperative and multilateral economic trade forum. A defining characteristic of APEC is that it is the only international intergovernmental bundling in the world aiming to reduce trade barriers to trade and investment without postulating legal binding contracts and therefore encourages participation and structural flexibility. APEC has enjoyed great success as an international forum for discussion among the world’s leaders in politics, business and academia. However it has made limited progress in regional integration and cooperation in areas such as financial infrastructure with a slow response time to emerging world trends.


Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

Annotation Featuring contributions from distinguished groups of international experts, this book provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive account of the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) organization and examines the challenges ...

Author: Ippei Yamazawa

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041524806X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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Annotation Featuring contributions from distinguished groups of international experts, this book provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive account of the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) organization and examines the challenges APEC now faces at the beginning of the new century.

Inclusive Business in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

This report illustrates the current state of inclusive business (IB) models in the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies, particularly the market potentials, constraints, and necessary policy instruments for an enabling ...

Author: Asian Development Bank

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9292611739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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This report illustrates the current state of inclusive business (IB) models in the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies, particularly the market potentials, constraints, and necessary policy instruments for an enabling environment for IB. A profile of IB initiatives, the overview of the base of the pyramid market size, and the IB ecosystem in each APEC economy as well as a recommended a framework to guide future work on IB under the APEC regional economic cooperation agenda are also included in this report.

Inclusive Business in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

Illustrates the current state of inclusive business models in the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies.

Author: Asian Development Bank

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789292611729

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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This report illustrates the current state of inclusive business models in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies. APEC, as a regional organization of economies in the Americas and in Asia, is well suited to promote inclusive business (IB) as a new approach to make economic growth more sustainable and more inclusive. While agreements in APEC are mainly related to trade, the governments' agenda in the region for a more inclusive economic development widen the discussions among APEC economies to promote consensus on new strategic economic topics. IB and investing to create impact on people and the environment is one such new and emerging topic. The publication discusses the market potentials, constraints, and necessary policy instruments for an enabling environment for inclusive business. A profile of inclusive business initiatives, the overview of the base of the pyramid market size, and the inclusive business ecosystem in each APEC economy as well as a recommended a framework to guide future work on inclusive business under the APEC regional economic cooperation agenda are also included in this report.



Economic Regionalization in the Asia Pacific

Dutta (economics, Rutgers U.) presents international globalization strategies from a historical perspective, then explores their impact on the development of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization.

Author: Manoranjan Dutta

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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Dutta (economics, Rutgers U.) presents international globalization strategies from a historical perspective, then explores their impact on the development of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization. Based on personal interviews with people who have worked for the organization, he details its structure and agenda to provide insights into the rise of economic regionalization in general. He finds that the region has used the western European model of formal regionalization, and that the primary challenges to continued success are the limited macroeconomic coordination and the geographical coverage of formal arrangement. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR




Asia Pacific Economic and Security Co operation

This collection examines new developments in economic and security co-operation in the Asia-Pacific in relation to two recent 'shock' events that have significantly impacted upon the region, these being the 1997/98 East Asian financial ...

Author: C. Dent

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230287328

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

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This collection examines new developments in economic and security co-operation in the Asia-Pacific in relation to two recent 'shock' events that have significantly impacted upon the region, these being the 1997/98 East Asian financial crisis and the September 11 attacks on the United States. These are examined through three 'prime dimensions' of analysis, namely: the tension between the 'post-shock' forces of 'imperative co-operation' and the counter-forces of Asia-Pacific 'complex diversity'; the growing conflation between economic and security issues - or the 'economics-security nexus' - in Asia-Pacific international relations; the relationship between the Asia-Pacific's new economic and security bilateralism and regional-level forms of co-operation, integration and governance.