Asia's Rising Star
- PUBLISHED: September 2023
- SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Studies / Southeast Asia
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 248 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 11 b&w illus., 32 tables
- ISBN: 9786162152016
- Publisher: Silkworm Books
Is Vietnam the world's next Tiger Economy? Can it grow like Taiwan and South Korea did when they were Tiger Economies in the 1980s and '90s? Brook Taylor and Sam Korsmoe bring together more than five decades of in-country experience, observations, and connections to explore these questions and determine whether Vietnam will be a high-income nation by 2050. For more than twenty-five years, Vietnam has been one of the most dynamic countries in the world in terms of GDP, trade, and investment growth while also increasing the living standards of the vast majority of its nearly 100 million citizens. Will the nation continue this growth trend for another twenty-five years? Blending their understanding of Vietnam's legacy and growth with thoughtful attention to current trends and developments, the authors consider the nation's economic future.
Authors & Contributors
Brook Taylor is a New Zealander who has lived and worked in Vietnam since 1997. He has over thirty years of finance and management experience, including as group chief operating officer and CEO of Asset Management at VinaCapital, managing partner of Arthur Andersen Vietnam, and senior audit partner at KPMG. He has an executive MBA from INSEAD and is the founder of several successful startups. Sam Korsmoe is an American who has lived and worked in Vietnam for twenty years. He has worked as a journalist, researcher, teacher, entrepreneur, and writer and has published two books and three short story collections.
"Vietnam: Asia's Rising Star should be read by anyone with interest in Vietnam—students at all levels, academics of whatever discipline, diplomats in or about to be posted to Vietnam, government aid workers and NGOs, tourists, investors, and financial analysts, overseas Vietnamese, and anyone else with interest in the future of Asia."- Carlyle A. Thayer, professor emeritus, University of New South Wales Canberra