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Concise, expertly evidence-led and balanced
on 2 July 2013
Nolan addresses a hot topic in a thoroughly balanced fashion, backing up his claims with hard data throughout. This short book presents its argument concisely, but clearly and, above all, fairly. Although he is arguing to redress the misjudged and sensationalised claims of the mass media, he nonetheless manages to construct a strong, sobre, evidence-led and balanced case. This acknowledges the economic miracle of China's recent growth, but holds this up against the almost insurmountable, entrenched position of big businesses in high-income, developed economies. As such, it's a brilliant myth-buster, and excellent reading for anyone curious about the truth behind those 'China buying the world' headlines.
Some awareness of economics concepts might be useful in getting the most from this book, but it's certainly not beyond the casual reader, or generally other non-economists with an interest in the social sciences or international development. Nolan certainly knows his way around the big names of global business, and you'll finish this book with a much clearer understanding of major operators in global concerns, systems integrator firms and supply chains. A rich set of data presented as a concise read.