Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP):
Potentials & Challenges
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the world’s largest regional free trade agreement between Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, South Korea, and the ten ASEAN countries. It was formed in 2012 with the objective to eliminate tariffs on imports between its signatories and develop common rules for e-commerce, trade, and intellectual property. RCEP has, to some extent, shaped global economics and politics: for instance, the withdrawal of India and the United States from RCEP membership has implications for advancing economic interests and security strategies.
This proposed edited book will the first of its kind that focuses on the topic of RCEP emergence and development. It is a multi-disciplinary book encompassing a wide range of issues and aspects of RCEP particularly on to how it contributes to the global’s economic output, and generation of significant gains for its member countries. The proposed book emphasizes quality research based on contexts, which contribute to diverse theories or perspectives, formulation of best practices, critical analysis of RCEP progress, and deep understanding of policy change, policy problems and their implications. The submitted book chapters will be subject to the standard refereeing and editorial process of the Bentham Publisher.
RCEP has the potential to deliver significant opportunities for trade and businesses in the region that could result in new business models, applications, processes, products, or services with an associated material effect on economic development.
The edited book intends to overcome solid knowledge dissemination of RCEP’s development featuring conceptual, case studies, recent development, best practices, comparative assessment, business processes, as well as strategies and outputs in studies from multi domains of knowledge. Therefore, the book seeks to move beyond the theoretical areas of RCEP to comprehensively explore the recent RCEP initiative with respect to process, strategies, challenges, lesson learnt, as well as outcomes.
In addition, the edited book could highlight in new business models, applications, processes, products, or services with an associated material effect on economic and financial developments and the provision of industrial and technologies services. The edited book can be expected to become major literature and reference for RCEP. Finally, the book will contribute to the body of knowledge that will be practically beneficial for academic purposes and general public.
Thus, the editors welcome a multi-disciplinary approach for the dissemination and discussion of research or best practices on the RCEP. The emphasis of the book is on quality, research based studies which contribute to theory, lesson learnt and best practices, critical understanding and policy formulation on RCEP. General progress reports of RCEP members that fit the theme of the book can be submitted. The submitted book chapters will be subject to the standard refereeing and editorial process of the publisher.
RCEP member countries make up nearly a third of the world's population. The new free trade bloc will create the largest market with more than 2.2 billion population. There are potential readers waiting for a comprehensive book on RCEP. The book will contribute to the body of knowledge that will be conceptually and practically beneficial for business practice, academic purposes and general public. Readers are likely to be academician & students for their academic references on the latest development of RCEP, researchers academia to gain perspective of RCEP, government organizations, business owners who need to understand the potentials of RCEP, technopreneurs who seek innovative ideas, policy makers who need to understand the major core of RCEP, including general public who seek information of RCEP.
This book is scheduled to be published by Bentham Publisher.