Contents: Preface, Introduction; The changing role of the international airport in the global economy. Structural changes in international business: implications for the airport industry; Some impacts of deregulation on international airport development; The influence of geopolitical factors on the major East Asian hubs; Urbanization in East Asia: its impact on the major regional airports; Forces shaping a multi-modal future for ASEAN airports; Political and market issues confronting East Asian International airports; The future of East Asian airports: a speculative view of emerging problems; Reflections on the future of international airports in East Asia; Bibliography; Index.
Alan Williams is Manager of the Postgraduate Programme in Aviation Management in the School of Aviation at Massey University, New Zealand. He is also Visiting Fellow in Management Studies at Wolfson College, Cambridge University, Cambridge and Guest Professor at Aetna School of Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Hong Kong. He has recently carried out contractual consulting work with a number of clients, most notably: The Southern Aviation Authority of Vietnam; Vietnam Airlines; Air New Zealand; Central New Zealand Regional Cargo Hub Survey; Royal New Zealand Air Force specialist manpower study; and Shanghai Jiao Tong University/China Eastern Training Needs Analysis.
' Aimed at second and third-level students studying aviation management, aviation economics and economic geography, it will be of great interest to airport managers, officials and researchers working in the field of aviation.' - Logistics and Transport Focus, November 2006 'The book is both thorough and instructional in nature and is certainly written for the practitioner, but it is also of value to avaiation professionals interested in strategic planning and development within the aviation industry. It is an excellent review of past and current aviation industry issues...In a compelling discussion, Williams reviews the influence of rapid urban growth in east Asian cities and discusses its impact on airport development.' John C. Di Renzo, Jr. , Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA, International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, Vol 6, No 2.