Manulife in Indonesia (A, B & Background Note)

Doing business in a country known for corruption? Be prepared for anything, say Professor Douglas Webber and Ulla Fionna, who recount the bizarre and frightening experience of Canadian insurance company, Manulife, in Indonesia.

Two Funerals and a Wedding? The Family Life of Trading Blocs in East Asia and Asia Pacific

The financial crisis of 1997-98 hit the East Asia and Asia Pacific area hard, especially the primary regional organisations ASEAN and APEC. Perhaps down, but not quite out, a new regional group called ASEAN Plus Three (APT) emerged. Will it succeed where the others have failed? Professor Douglas Webber examines the strengths and weaknesses of these organisations. He also shows how several of the factors … [ Read more ]