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A Review of Optimal Capital Structure Determinant of Selected ASEAN Countries S., Gureharan Analyzes the determinants of capital structure in four countries of the ASEAN members, namely Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand. Reviews the main theoretical framework such as country-specific factors, and firm-specific determinants affecting capital structure. Studies a sample of 155 main listed companies from four selected ASEAN stock exchange index-links components for the period from 2003 to 2007. Presents the descriptive stat ...Continue Reading English 83992
A.A.T Newsletter Presents the ASEAN Association-Thailand Newsletter (A.A.T.), introducing Dato Najib Razak- the political blueblood of Malaysia. Gives basic information of the 15th ASEAN Summit in Hua Hin, Thailand. Provides a travel column to Rizal Park in the Philippines. Mentions the benefits of ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA), covering experiences from an ASEAN project, and ASEAN news in Thailand. Thai 83957
A.A.T Newsletter Presents the first volume of ASEAN Association-Thailand Newsletter (A.A.T.), introducing the objectives of A.A.T. towards the ASEAN Community in 2015. Gives news and information around ASEAN countries, covering Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Thailand. Thai 83956
Building ASEAN Capacity for Conflict Mediation Wandi, Agus Aims to put forward key recommendations of the ASEAN's potential role and how to strengthen its capacity for conflict mediation. Discusses the limitations of ASEAN and two key obstacles affecting ASEAN's ability to engage fully with conflict resolution initiatives. Deals with ASEAN's institutional capacity in conflict prevention and the conceptual issue of non-interference, including lessons learned from the unique case of Aceh. Recommends poi ...Continue Reading English 83955
ASEAN Connectivity: ASEAN Regional Linkage...Opportunities and Challenges to Thai Business Introduces the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) through three dimensions: physical connectivity, institutional connectivity, and people-to-people connectivity. Covers the enhanced physical infrastructure development on transportation, information and communications technology (ICT), and energy security. Mentions institutional connectivity by means of effective institutions, mechanisms and processes. Includes people-to-people connectivi ...Continue Reading Thai 83946
ASEAN Plan of Action on Science and Technology: 2007-2011 Introduces the development of ASEAN Plan of Action on Science and Technology 2007-2011 which has been endorsed by the ASEAN Ministers on 27 March 2007. Sets out strategic thrusts and actions, focusing on the development of policy and mechanisms to support cooperation in research and technology development at the regional and national levels. Includes mechanisms to promote and establish effective networking arrangements among science and technol ...Continue Reading English 83460
AEC Watch...Keep an Eye on Trade Liberalization in Services Summarizes the seminar on trade liberalization in services. Discusses the opportunities of Thai service sector for trade liberalization under ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Deals with the services on tourism, health, education, and telecommunications. Shares views among public sector and private sector on both positive and negative consequences. Thai 83196
ASEAN University Network: The Special 12th Anniversary Report Presents history and background of the ASEAN University Network (AUN) which was established in November 1995 in response to the 4th ASEAN Summit. Highlights the 12th anniversary report, dealing with AUN initiatives within ASEAN and with dialogue partners. Reflects the building of the ASEAN community through higher education. Looks at AUN's role in the ASEAN community, AUN and the ASEAN Charter, and the SWOT analysis of AUN. Presents strategic ...Continue Reading English 83112
ASEAN+3 Higher Education Policy Dialogue 2009: Intellectual Contribution to Enhancing the Future Higher Education in East Asian Community 21-22 March 2009, Phuket, Thailand Proceedings ASEAN+3 Higher Education Policy Dialogue (2009 : Phuket, Thailand) Aims to promote and enhance cooperation between universities in ASEAN+3 countries, providing policy recommendations of higher education cooperation and exchange for consideration to the ASEAN Education Minister Meeting (ASED) and relevant ASEAN+3 meetings. Discusses academic cooperation in terms of East Asian studies and ASEAN studies. Share views on academic mobility by promoting student and staff mobility. Deals with the cooperation and poss ...Continue Reading English 83109
The Update on ASEAN and Korean Studies: 2005 Compiles six research articles on ASEAN countries and Korean studies, examining the philosophy of self-cultivation in Korean Neo-confucianism. Studies the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on the South Korean domestic landscape, and on family life. Explores the prospects and challenges of graduates in both the Republic of Korea and Cambodia on their routes from stepping into university to landing jobs in the labour mar ...Continue Reading English 83087
ASEAN - China: Sharing Wisdom, Bridging People's Minds ASEAN-China Rectors' Conference on ASEAN - China: Sharing Wisdom, Bridging People's Minds (3rd : 2010 : Port Dickson, Malaysia) Reports the third ASEAN-China Rectors' Conference held on 30-31 March 2010 in Malaysia. Discusses and identifies collaborative activities under the ASEAN-China Academic Cooperation and Exchange Programme that would support the promotion of regional identity and solidarity. Discusses opportunities and challenges of the Sino-ASEAN higher education cooperation, presenting the Chinese and ASEAN perspectives for Joint Actions Plan for Higher Educati ...Continue Reading English 83086
Open the Library's Door to the ASEAN Community, Proceedings of Conference and Workshop on 18-19 August 2011 at Department of Science Service, Min. of Science and Technology Conference and Workshop on Open the Library's Door to the ASEAN Community (2011 : Department of Science Service, Min. of Science and Technology) Compiles eight papers presented at the conference, focusing on the preparedness of library towards the ASEAN Community. Presents information on ASEAN that information specialists should know, citing the competencies for information services. Considers information services on abstracting, looking at dimensions of benchmarking in foreign university libraries. Describes the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR), social enterprise, and ...Continue Reading Thai 83081
Increasing Productivity of ASEAN Workforce (Part 1) Introduces how ASEAN is paving the way for an ASEAN Community by the year 2015. Looks into the What Is? and What Should Be? in four core areas of investigation: labour market, flows of labour/workers, quality of work life, and the role of competency standards. Presents literature review and investigation into relevant regimes, exploring perceptions of stakeholders to identify ways and means to integrate the regional labour market with enhan ...Continue Reading Thai 82805
Joint Communique of the 44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting, Bali, Indonesia, 19 July 2011 ASEAN Secretariat, World Bank and GDLN Asia Pacific Videoconference on (2011 : Jakarta, Indonesia) Presents 120 paragraphs of the joint communique of the 44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM). Considers ASEAN community building in terms of roadmap for an ASEAN Community. Deals with the progress in the implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint. Mentions Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), the conflict resolution and peacekeeping cooperation, good governance, ASEAN Intergovernmental Co ...Continue Reading English 82758
Strategies of Thai Higher Education for the Preparation for the ASEAN Community in 2015 Aims to formulate strategies of Thai higher education for the preparation for the ASEAN Community in 2015, focusing on higher education institutions affiliated with Office of Higher Education Commission. Reviews literature on the development of ASEAN to ASEAN Community, considering challenges of higher education and educational participation under the framework of ASEAN cooperation. Presents the SWOT analysis of Thai higher education, summarizi ...Continue Reading Thai 82747
The Impact of ASEAN Enlargement on Economic Integration: Success and Impediments Under ASEAN Political Institution Sarinna Areethamsirikul Examines the history of ASEAN evolution from its pre-formation days until 1990s. Analyzes its history related to intra- and extra-regional pressures, the role of the United States in the region, and demands for ASEAN enlargement in the 1990s. Studies the impact of ASEAN enlargement on intra-ASEAN trade with gravity model approach. Mentions how ASEAN expanded its membership to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV) in the late 1990s. Stud ...Continue Reading English 82722
The Asian Financial Crisis and ASEAN's Concept of Security Yongwook Ryu Discusses the Asian Financial Crisis (1997-1998) and the ASEAN's traditional concept of security, analyzing the impact of the crisis on ASEAN's concept of security. Investigates the contradiction between the ASEAN way and ASEAN as a regional organization, examining the documents of ASEAN Ministerial Meetings from 1998 to 2004 to reveal ASEAN's downplaying on its principle of non-interference in domestic affairs and transforming to new approach o ...Continue Reading English 82491
The ASEAN Regional Forum and Preventive Diplomacy: A Failure Practice Emmers, Ralf Reviews the concept and practice of preventive diplomacy (PD) as defined and developed by the United Nations (UN) and other actors. Looks at PD in both the Cold War and post-Cold War contexts, exploring issues such as definitions and applications. Assesses the role of ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in PD. Discusses the controversy over PD within the forum and its effect on the sovereignty principle, its compatibility with the 'ASEAN Way' of flexib ...Continue Reading English 82459
Will Demographic Change Undermine Asia's Growth Prospects? Mason, Andrew Studies the demographic transition in Asia from the 1990s financial crisis forward. Analyzes trends in demographic change, population growth and population age structure with implications for both national and regional economies. Considers how demographic change will influence macroeconomic variables in ASEAN, China, Hong Kong, Taipei, India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. Mentions the issues on economic effects of international migration, ...Continue Reading English 82450
ASEAN-U.S. Economic Relations: An Overview Introduces the importance of ASEAN-U.S. relations, giving an overview of the patterns and direction of trade between the United States and the original five member-countries of ASEAN, namely: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Examines the economic relationship between the U.S. and the ASEAN region with respect to foreign direct investment (FDI). Highlights differences or similarities in the pattern of foreign invest ...Continue Reading English 82412