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Winter 1998


Global Fusion: Asian Ideals and Anglo-Saxon Norms


The death of the Asian model has been greatly exaggerated. Despite the financial panic sweeping the region, the core characteristics of the model - group orientation, strong social values, high savings and investment in education - remain intact. The present crisis should thus be seen not as a fatal ambush of globalization, but as the passage to a more mature interdependence that will fuse the Asian ideal with the best Anglo-Saxon norms of political accountability and transparency in business practices.

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