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Open Access Books

We have noticed that Routledge is making some of its books open access. We are not sure exactly how to find them all, but in searching the publisher’s site we found two that may be of interest for JCA readers. … Continue reading

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2017 Impact Factors

The Web of Science has released its impact factors for listed journals for 2017. Different people have quite divergent views on the utility of such rankings. Whatever one’s views, there is little doubt that IFs and the rankings do have … Continue reading

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Chaebol and Workplace Inequality in a Beijing Subsidiary

A new article is now available at the publisher’s website. The Organisational Culture of the Chaebol and Workplace Inequality: Stunted Mobilities of Korean Chinese Employees in a Beijing Subsidiary (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1488176) is authored by Sharon J. Yoon of the Department … Continue reading

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Thailand’s Politics and Motorcycle Taxis

JCA Editor-in-chief Kevin Hewison reviews Claudio Sopranzetti’s Owners of the Map. Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok, published by the University of California Press. Hewison says this is an exciting book in that the reader is taken on … Continue reading

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Production, Trade and the Colonial Malayan Economy

JCA editorial board member Alec Gordon has a long interest in colonial statistics and the colonial surplus. It is thus appropriate for him to review a new book, Charting the Economy: Early 20th Century Malaya and Contemporary Malaysian Contrasts. Authored … Continue reading

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China’s Crony Capitalism

Kosmas Tsokhas has reviewed a series of books for JCA, all of which have been thought-provoking and have been widely read. His latest review is of China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay. The book is authored by Minxin … Continue reading

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The Rise of E-commerce in China

The latest article published at the JCA publisher’s website takes a look at the rise of e-commerce with a focus on China. The article is “E-Commerce and Industrial Upgrading in the Chinese Apparel Value Chain” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1481220). It is authored … Continue reading

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