AIB members might be interested in the publication of a new
book, Poverty Reduction, the Private Sector, and Tourism in Mainland
, written by Scott A. Hipsher (Webster University:
Thailand) and published by Palgrave Macmillan.
This book explores the issue of poverty reduction within
mainland Southeast Asia with a specific focus on the impact of the private
sector and the tourism industry. Specially covering the region encompassing Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam,
and Yunnan province in China, the book discusses how success in poverty
reduction has come about largely through innovation in the private sector,
foreign investment and the move toward more market based economic policies as
opposed to foreign aid, or interventions by international development
programs, to reduce poverty in the region.
The book might be of interest to scholars in international
business, economics, or tourism studies. It could also be of interest to
individuals concerned about the impact of tourism and travel on local
populations in developing economies.