This book analyzes the extent to which banks and industry have worked together to promote economic growth. The countries examined are the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Korea. This is an important analysis, because so many developing countries have undertaken market-oriented plans for development. There are important lessons of dedicated capital that can be learned from these experiences. Furthermore, as financial systems are modernized, the financial services industry plays a critical role in economic development.