Can Malaysia Transit
into the K-Economy?
Dynamic Challenges, Tough
Choices & the Next Phase

By David Abdulai
September 2004
Pelanduk Publications
ISBN: 9679788814
320 pages, Illustrated, 5 " x 8 "
$33.50 Paper Original

As Malaysia enters a challenging phase in its growth and development efforts, where the forces of globalization, competition, liberalization and the advancement in technology are relentless, it has to change strategies. Moving towards a knowledge-based economy and the aspiration to become a developed nation in the year 2020 are some of the strategies developed by the leadership.

The foundation and initial phases of these strategies are in place. Then comes the next phase. This book is about that phase. It is about the dynamic changes and challenges in the global system that the country will face and the tough choices it must make to move the country to a K-economy and to realizing its Vision 2020 even in this era of impermanence.

The book is divided into two phases. The first phase provides information about Malaysia's movement to the K-economy, it is more of a general information for those who are less familiar with the effort. The second phase deals with some of the tough challenges ahead and the tough choices the leadership in the country will have to make in the next phase as the country moves to the K-economy and a look into the post K-economy era.

About the author: Dr. David N. Abdulai holds a BA in Political Science and Journalism from Howard University and an MA in International Economics from the School of International Service at American University. He is currently the CEO of a management consulting company dealing with issues in the area of the New Economy.


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